vacation

Vacation
Mar 17 '17 14:50

The ongoing resulted in hundreds of Dutch travelers rebooking their vacations to another destination, Arjan Kers, CEO of travel agency TUI Nederland, said to BNR.

"There are now several hundred, most of which found an alternate in Greece or Spain", Kers said, but added that "because a few hundred thousand Dutch annually go to Turkey on holiday, these numbers are not too bad."

Mar 13 '17 10:50

The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs updated its travel advice for Turkey, due to current political tensions between the two countries. The Dutch government does not advise against going to Turkey, but does warn Dutch travelers to watch out for gatherings and avoid public places, ANP reports.

These warnings are on top of the already in place advice of risks in Turkey due to terrorist attacks and political tensions. 

Vacation
Jan 10 '17 14:55

Dutch residents went on vacation more often in 2016, though more of them stuck to vacationing in the Netherlands rather than going abroad, according to figures from NBTC NIPO Research. Dutch also paid closer attention to safety last year, avoiding places with terrorism threat or political unrest. Turkey in particular was a place to avoid for the Dutch last year, with visits there decreasing by 30 percent, NOS reports.

Aug 2 '16 12:00

The Wadden Sea islands are a very popular holiday destination, especially among the Dutch themselves. Last year 1.3 million tourists found their way to the islands, 80 percent of whom were from the Netherlands, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday.

Vacation
Jun 21 '16 09:25

After years of spending vacation pay to settle debt or replace broke appliances, Dutch people are finally spending it on what it was meant for again this year - going on vacation, according to the National Institute for Budget Information (Nibud)

Vacation
Apr 12 '16 08:14

From this autumn travel agencies' trip information will include data on how much damage consumers' vacations will cause to the climate. Travel industry association ANVR is currently researching how to best make this information available.

Apr 8 '16 08:43

A rapidly increasing number of Chinese tourists is visiting the Netherlands. The number of nights Chinese tourists spent in hotels last year increased with 33 percent compared to 2014. Though most foreign tourists visiting the country still come from Germany, Belgium and Britain, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Friday.

Vacation
Mar 23 '16 14:00

Travel agencies in the Netherlands area concerned that the terrorist attacks in Brussels on Tuesday will lead to mass cancellations of booked holidays. "The terrorist threat is getting very close for people now. More and more people are afraid to take the plan or the train to go abroad", Frank Oostdam of ANVR said

Vacation
Aug 14 '15 14:02

Holiday bookings to Turkey has taken a dip after the attacks in recent weeks.

Vacation
Jun 23 '15 14:15

An increasing number of Dutch people decide not to go away during the summer holidays because they can't afford it. This year a quarter of Dutch people have opted to rather stay home, in 2012 the figure was 18 percent.

Dec 30 '14 19:16

Dutch travellers are being told to avoid the Gambian capital of Banjul after an attempted coup there. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands issued the travel warning for Banjul on Tuesday.

Jul 11 '14 09:29

With the Dutch summer holiday season expected to kick into gear this weekend, travel association ANWB is predicting heavy traffic around the country. The organisation told newspaper AD they expect people to be disappointed if they plan to leave town tonight thinking they will beat the traffic on Saturday, especially if headed south.

Jul 10 '14 10:23

For the second year in a row, more Dutch people are choosing not to go on vacation According to ING Economic Bureau, one percent fewer people are traveling this year compared to 2013. The blame lies mainly in unemployment and an unstable labour market.

Jun 26 '14 09:24

The VVD believes that every two weeks of holiday for those on welfare must be preceded by six months of job hunting. The liberal party is now trying to constrict holiday rights for those living off the state.

Feb 11 '14 10:36

Dutch have the fewest celebration- and holiday days in West Europe, consultancy bureau Mercer reveals.

Sep 28 '13 02:36

The round-up of some of this week’s most noteworthy events and news stories features: The vicious attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Oad's bankruptcy and the consequences for thousands of travelers, and the developments around Greenpeace' Arctic Sunrise.