DutchAmsterdam.nl — Amsterdam has the most expensive hotel rooms in the Netherlands, and the country itself has the most expensive hotels in the eurozone.
So says the Hotel Price Index (HPI) compiled annually by hotels.com.
During the first six months of the year the rate for hotel rooms in the Netherlands increased by 4 percent, bring the average price to € 110.00 a night.
In Amsterdam the average price rose by 8 percent to € 124.00. That increase is attributed to a growing number of visitors. According to the HPI business conferences, business trips and events — like the art week in March and the marathon in May — boosted demand for hotel rooms in Amsterdam.
Incidentally, statistics show that one square meter of hotel room in the eurozone is cheapest in Dublin (€ 3.14/m²), followed by Paris
(€ 5.57/m²) and Amsterdam (€ 5.60/m²).
Worldwide the Netherlands is in thirteenth place when it comes to the average price of hotel rooms.
Switzerland is the most expensive country in the world for travelers, followed by Brazil and Italy.
The most popular destinations for foreign visitors within Holland are Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague, followed by Utrecht, Maastricht, Eindhoven, Leiden and Zaandam.
The Hotel Price Index is a regular survey of hotel prices in major city destinations across the world. The index reflects prices actually paid by customers rather than advertised rates.
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