Airbnb keeps on growing in The Netherlands
The number of booked overnight stays in the Netherlands via booking platform Airbnb continues to rise. In 2017 almost 2.1 million overnight stays were booked in Amsterdam. An increase of more than 25% compared to 2016. Airbnb also grew strongly in the other three big cities. In Utrecht the number of overnight stays doubled to 156,000, in Rotterdam the number increased by 32% to 154,000 and in The Hague the growth was 46% and 184,000 overnight stays were booked.
Airbnb is growing faster than hotels
The Netherlands is popular with tourists from the Netherlands and abroad. The number of hotel bookings in the Netherlands grew significantly faster than the average in the rest of Europe: 9% versus 5%. In Amsterdam the plus was higher with 12% (15.6 million overnight stays). The growth of Airbnb in Amsterdam, however, was even higher at 25% last year. As a result, the market share increased further to almost 12%. A similar picture can be seen in the other cities with growing market share of Airbnb as a result. For example, 1 in 5 overnight stays are booked in Utrecht via the platform.