Amsterdam, Netherlands Hotels
The hotel capacity in Amsterdam is increasing every year. The city had 351 hotels in mid-2007, 357 hotels in mid-2008 and 369 hotels in mid2009. The number of beds also increased: by 3% to 43,000 in 2008 and by 6% to almost 46,000 in 2009. Due to the increase of the number of beds and the fact that tourists have stayed away, the bed occupancy of Amsterdam hotels decreased in 2008 by an average of 4%. In 2007 an average of 63% of Amsterdam hotel beds were occupied; in 2008 this number decreased to 59%.5 Especially during the winter months the bed occupancy decreased to a very low level. The strong decrease of the number of guests during the first quarter of 2009 while the length of stay remained the same resulted in an occupancy rate of less than 50%. In the subsequent three months the bed occupancy increased to 61%.
Despite the current recession, the city of Amsterdam is sticking to its policy of expanding hotel capacity. The most important consideration is that increased tourism is expected in the future. For more information about the event (statistics, list of participants, how to get to the exhibition center, etc.) can be found on the official website Lodging Show 2013 organizers or website (see contacts below for further information).
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Amsterdam is a city like Venice founded on and still today focused around water and waterways.
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