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Dutch hotel rooms among most expensive in Europe

Monday 21 March 2011

Dutch hotel rooms are among the most expensive in Europe following a 5% average increase in prices last year, according to website hotels.com.

With an average price of €100 a night, the Netherlands is now as expensive as Italy, where prices did not rise last year, the website said.

Worldwide, the Netherlands is in 17th place. Amsterdam remains the most expensive Dutch city, with a average room price of €115, up 8% on a year ago.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

I so wish that Holland had a decent cheap motel chain like Travelodge in the UK, where you can get a room for a family of four for GBP30 per night. I gather that the reason we don't have that here is because you can drive anywhere in Holland with a three hours, so there is virtually no market for cheap overnight facilities. Real shame.

By Simplastic | 21 March 2011 8:52 AM

if you start thinking about the quality of the rooms, the facilities, then they become insanely expensive.

By expat | 21 March 2011 9:07 AM

It is not only about the average price, which yes is high, but it is about the Minimum Price which in Holland is in a scandalous way not less than 65 euros for a double room with toilet:even in the most cheap hotel:i.e. around Europe Etap, Hotels cost around 40 Euros, in Holland the minimum price is still around 65 euros! For sure there is an agreement on minimum price between some Dutch-hotel-association which goes against the rules of the free market and maybe the consumers club has to do finally somth. about it!

By Marco | 21 March 2011 10:11 AM

Switzerland (140), Norway (121), Croatia (116), the UK (115), Denmark (113) and Sweden (109) are more expensive. So the Netherlands is ranked 7th in Europe. So the headline of this article doesn't really reflect the truth.

[Editor's note. Our mistake. The article should have made it clear the Netherlands is one of the most expensive countries in the eurozone.]

By pepe C | 21 March 2011 10:56 AM

Hotel accommodation in Amsterdam has always been pricey; perhaps a properly managed register of bed & breakfast alternatives would be more attractive to travellers looking for a less expensive alternative.

By Gilsanquar | 21 March 2011 1:29 PM

I would imagine these prices will fall if cannabis cafes are banned for tourists.

By Big Dace | 21 March 2011 9:13 PM

And, everything else too!

By Highlander | 22 March 2011 6:37 AM

The most scandalous fact is that the minimum price for a double room with toilet even of the cheapest Hotel chain in The Netherlands is set around at 65 Euros!
Of course it looks like there is an agreement which goes against the rules of free market.

By Mrco | 22 March 2011 8:38 AM

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