Between now and 2011, Amsterdam’s city center will get an additional 1000 hotel rooms.
Research performed last year shows that Amsterdam needs more hotel rooms in order to serve continued growth in the tourism.
According to the same report, the entire Amsterdam region can support up to 13.000 extra rooms.
There is a disproportionally high concentration of hotels in downtown Amsterdam and in the nearby Oud Zuid (Old South) borough.
Last year, Amsterdam hotels, hostels and B&B’s received almost 4,9 million guests, who filled 8,8 million beds (each night spent in town is counted as ‘one bed’).
A quart of all hotel bookings was made online.
Most visitors came from Great Britain (20%), followed by the Dutch (16%), Americans (14%), Germans (6%), French (6%), Spanish (5%), and Italians (5%).
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