Belvilla by OYO

The weekend away during Ascension Day: The Dutch are choosing foreign countries again 

Amsterdam, May 25th 2022 – Where in 2021 87% of Dutch bookings during the long Ascension Day weekend went to NL, this year it is only 33%. The Dutch are opting for a trip abroad more often. This is evident from figures from holiday home specialist Belvilla. 

This year, the Dutch made 23% more bookings for a long weekend away during Ascension Day than in 2021. While the majority booked a booking in their own country last year, this year the preference is for a long weekend abroad. 

Top 5 Ascension Day destinations in 2022 

“What is striking is that last year only 13% of Dutch bookings went abroad during this period. This year it is 67%”, says Hanita van der Meer, Director PR & Communication of Belvilla by OYO. “The Dutch still like to visit their own country during Hemelvaart, but now the Netherlands is in joint first place with Belgium with both 33% of the bookings.”  

  1. Netherlands – 33%
  2. Belgium – 33%
  3. Germany – 11%
  4. France – 10%
  5. Italy – 5%

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