Tourism in Netherlands

Within about two hours travel distance, visitors can expect to find all Netherlands’ charms as one of the major tourism countries in Europe with its natural availability and facility which are suitable for watery and land sport activities combined with its european-style festivities and laid-back atmosphere making it perfect for an all out holiday. 

The country is famous for its cycling activities as it has a 22,000 km bicycle path criss-crossing the country from Green Heart all the way to Zaan Region. With its 1, 245 km long coastline, Netherlands has various beaches perfect for swimming and sunbathing, some of which include: Zandvoort, Bloemendaal and the West Frisian Islands, not to exclude Scheveningen which tends be extremely crowded when temperatures rise toward tropical levels. Other popular watery activity of the country is boating in calm and relaxing lakes which is allowed to be done without license as long as the boat is no longer than 15 m, famous Lakes for boating include: Wijdemeren, Kaag, and Aalsmeer.

Apart from the flowers, windmills, art museums, classic buildings and picturesque villages which can be easily found in every corner of the country, Netherland also offers a hectic semi-cultural festivals such as Lowlands, Dancevalley, Pinkpop and Sensation in which the visitors are expected to buy tickets in advance to join the bustling and also some free festivals such as Carnaval, Queens/Kings day and the Vierdaagsefeesten which give every visitor the real sensation of Netherland’s festivities.

Why Invest in Short Term Rental in Netherlands

With so many things to offer in a relatively small range, Netherland poses high potential in the tourism sector as it is noted in 2017 that 17 million tourists have visited the country. An accommodation service like AirBnb in such a potential country is considered to be a never-lose business as there is so little risk and much to gain.

If you have property in a location which is close to any major attraction of the country, transforming your property into an accommodation service could earn you extra money or even a stable income furthermore it also gives you an alternative to maintain your property’s condition in the case that you don’t occupy it yourself.

The total contribution of the tourism sector in Netherlands is 5,4% of the country’s total GDP which is relatively small, however it hints at a big opportunity for anyone to join the game in the sector as the country has a stable flow of international tourists every year. In the case that you want to be part of the business but are not familiar with AirBnb service yet, BnB Way can help you find the best AirBnB managment company for your property as well as connect you with all the components you may need in the sector.

Popular Sightseeing | Sights to Visit in Netherlands

Jordaan and Amsterdam’s Canals — The most strategic path to explore Amstedam as it provides a unique hidden point of view to many buildings and locations of the city.

Keukenhof — The largest public garden in the world, encompassing more than 70 acres terren with more than 700 varieties of tulips and of course other unique collection of flowers

Rijksmuseum — The national museum, collecting rare art and antiquities since 1809, with 5,000 paintings in more than 250 rooms as well as a vast library with some 35,000 books

Anne Frank House — The house of Anne Frank, a Jewish refugee girl in WWII, known for its remarkable diary which has been translated into 51 languages.

Tourism Growth Graph in Netherlands

Inbound tourism in the Netherlands (Credit: Statista)

The number of international visitors to the country has been rising in the past few years and is expected to keep increasing as the government tries to make the country more accessible for foreigners from not only Europe but also around other continents.

FACTS about Netherlands

The Netherlands is the world’s biggest flower exporter as they produce 80% of the world’s flower bulbs and the flower industry makes up over 5% of the country’s GDP.

Netherlands’ capital city, Amsterdam, has over 1,200 bridges (1,281 to be precise) which connect the city’s 165 canals

There are over 1,000 windmills in the Netherlands which harness the wind for a variety of purposes such as grinding grain and draining wetlands.

The Drie Gezusters (Three Sisters) pub in Groningen holds the title for the biggest pub in Europe and is a national heritage site.