Tourists in Amsterdam (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Steven Lek) - Credit: Tourists in Amsterdam (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Steven Lek)
Thursday, 28 January 2016 - 13:07
Amsterdam lands in 27th on world’s top tourist destinations
Amsterdam made it to 27th place in Euromonitor's Top 100 City Destinations Ranking, 2014 edition, which was released on Thursday. The rankings look at international tourist arrivals and overnight stays in cities in 57 countries. "The city of Amsterdam continues to build on its foundations as a tolerant and progressive city to ensure tourism remains a growing industry", according to Euromonitor. "Through collaboration with surrounding municipalities, the city is looking beyond its own borders to support future growth. This puts Amsterdam in a good position to accommodate the increasing visitor numbers." Amsterdam has shown a strong year-on-year growth in the number of international tourists since 2009. The Dutch capital attracted 5.7 million visitors in 2014, a 10 percent increase compared to 2013. The number of overnight stays was 10.2 million, an increase of 12 percent. According to the monitor, European cities remain "classic, must-see destinations" for tourists all over the world, with London and Paris both making the top 10, 2nd and 5th position respectively. But the growth in European cities is "nowhere near" the increases seen in Asian city destinations. A full third of the top 100 cities were located in Asia in 2014.