Forget camping in France: these destinations are increasingly popular when travelling from the NL this summer

Did someone say Albania? ☀️

The insurance company ANWB just surveyed nearly 2,000 Dutchies with a singular goal in mind: figure out their holiday plans.

The result? A whopping nine out of ten Dutch people will still be going on holiday this year, according to ANWB spokesperson Sanne Over.

In conversation with RTL Nieuws, Over reveals that while many Dutch people will still enjoy a vacay in classic destinations — think Germany, Spain, and France — more and more are opting for more affordable alternatives.

“People are choosing alternatives more often than last year because of the expensive airline tickets,” she explains.

But where exactly will they be going? 🏝️

Say hoi to Slovenia and Albania

Thanks to recent changes in the holiday market — such as more expensive flight tickets — there’s a heightened interest in cheaper European destinations, such as Slovenia and Albania.

“They go to Slovenia or Albania, for example, because the destination itself is cheaper than Italy or Spain, for example. The Dutch love holidays, but are price-conscious,” Over tells RTL Nieuws.

Destinations like Albania are hot favourites with the Dutch, according to ANWB. Image: Freepik

While we like to poke fun at the Dutch for their stingy nature, this really doesn’t seem like such a bad idea.

For example, the average cost for a hotel room in Albania sits between just €25-40 per night!

In Slovenia, B&Bs hover around €55, holiday inns and rooms can be found for around €40, whilst hotel prices can run around €80 to €130 per night.

*Furiously Googles flights to Albania*

What are your travel plans for 2024? Tell us all about them in the comments below!

Liana Pereira 🇱🇰
Liana Pereira 🇱🇰
Liana juggles her role as an Editor with wrapping up a degree in cognitive linguistics and assisting with DutchReview's affiliate portfolio. Since arriving in the Netherlands for her studies in 2018, she's thrilled to have the 'write' opportunity to help other internationals feel more at home here — whether that's by penning an article on the best SIMs to buy in NL, the latest banking features, or important things to know about Dutch health insurance.


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