Tourist numbers top 10 million last year

The number of foreign tourists visiting the Netherlands reached a record 10.7 million last year, according to the latest tourist board report published today.

The Germans were the biggest group of visitors (2.8 million), followed by the British (1.9 million) and Americans (over 1 million).
Of Dutch holiday-makers, half stayed in the Netherlands. Of those that went abroad, France, Spain, Turkey and Greece remained the favourite destinations.
The most popular attraction in the Netherlands was a boat trip through the Amsterdam canals. Attraction park the Efteling in the south of the country came in second, followed by Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum.

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