Road Trip! in Rotterdam
Jan 9 '18 13:00

In 2017 the Dutch traveled more than in 2016, especially abroad, a new study from NBTC-NIPO shows. The research, on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said that more than 13 million Dutch, 82% of the total population, went on holiday at least once during 2017. That's around 250,000 more compared to 2016.

Last year 16.8 billion Euros were spent in total on holidays in and out of the Nehterlands, which is 1 billion Euros more than 2016. 

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May 18 '16 14:11

Many Netherlands residents will receive their holiday pay next week. And the majority of them will actually spend it, instead of saving it or using it to pay debts, according to an ING Economic Bureau survey

May 10 '16 11:00

Inflation in the Netherlands dropped to 0.0 percent in April, compared to 0.6 percent in March. This put inflation back to the same level as in 2015, which was the lowest level since 1987, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands.

Feb 18 '16 14:35

Dutch employees are relatively well cared for, especially when it comes to sick leave or unemployment. A study done by American job site Glassdoor, in which it ranked the social benefits of 14 European countries and compared it to America, ranked the Netherlands as 4th most generous. Denmark, France and Spain got the first thee places

Dec 23 '15 12:31

The police are warning residents of several areas to be extra vigilant against burglaries during the feast days. People are advised to give their home a "lived-in look" when they go out, by for example leaving some lights on, leaving glasses on the table and turning on the radio. Also tell you're neighbor when you are going out so that he can call the police if he notices something suspicious.

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Dec 2 '15 09:35

For the first time since 2012, Dutch people spent more money on holidays. In total Dutch spent nearly 16 billion euros on more than 35 million holidays, a 3 percent increase in spending, according to research by NBTC-NIPO Research.

Jun 4 '15 18:00

Inflation in May rose to 1.1 percent according to the consumer price index, reports Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Prices in the month were pushed up by increasing holiday and travel expenses, leading to the highest level reached in the last seven months.

Dec 4 '14 10:49

The Dutch holiday market has still not recovered from the economic crisis. The number of holidays taken in the past year fell by half a million to about 35 million holidays. A decrease of 1.5 percent compared to last year.

Jul 1 '14 14:57

Boking holidays and shopping for clothes is being done online now more than ever in The Netherlands. In 2013, 83 percent off Dutch internet users between the ages of 12 and 75 said they shop online. This is 10.3 million people, 0.4 million more than in 2012, the Central Bureau for Statistics (CBS) reports.

May 5 '14 08:21

Damages paid to residents of Groningen for earthquake repairs have partly been used for holidays trips or paying outstanding accounts. This is according to construction companies and the Netherlands Crude Oil Association (NAM), BNR reports.

Nov 23 '13 15:39

The number of burglaries in Amsterdam increased exponentially this year, and may reach eight thousand in 2013, which is an increase of fifteen percent, compared to last year.

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Apr 22 '13 16:32

Nine percent of the Dutch who economized in 2012 got rid of their car. Seventy percent of the population had to cut down on costs. The Dutch institute for budget guidance, Nationaal Instituut voor Budgetvoorlichting (Nibud), concluded this in their research.

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