Camping holidays at home are out of favour

Caravan and shelter at the campingCamping holidays are increasingly out of favour among the Dutch and some 250 campsites in the Netherlands have closed down over the past five years, news agency ANP says on Wednesday.

That means 8% of the 54,000 Dutch campsite plots have now gone, according to figures from the NBTC tourist board and national statistics office CBS. Since 2010, the number of people going on a camping holiday has fallen by 25%.

A spokesman for recreational sector platform Recron told ANP that fewer people are going on holiday with their own tents. But the popularity of permanent caravans, luxury tents and huts remains relatively stable, he said.

The NBTC said earlier this year that the number of families planning to put up their tent in France or other foreign destinations is also down by 5%.

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