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The Hague: additional 1,000 hotel rooms

Published: 28 November 2017Modified: 28 November 2017

In the coming years The Hague will get an additional 1,000 hotel rooms. The extra hotel rooms are needed to continue to meet the rising demand among business and holiday travellers.

The plans call for building at least 8 hotels on the Stationsplein, Lange Vijverberg, Paleisstraat, Wijnhaven, Noordeinde and the Grote Marktstraat. Two new hotels will open their doors in Scheveningen (Easy Hotel and Inntel) in the coming time.

According to the municipality’s Progress Report on Tourism the local economy took in € 2.2 billion in income from tourists and day trippers  in 2016. The hotel occupancy rate in The Hague increased 19% over the past 5 years. In addition the average profit per available room rose 11% in the past year. The Hague showed the sharpest rise of the 4 big cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht) in the Netherlands.

'Many people benefit'

According to Deputy Mayor Karsten Klein (Economic Affairs), ‘The Hague is dependent upon international visitors because they bring money into the city. Many people benefit – for example, businesses, taxi drivers, suppliers, restaurants and the like.’

The number of hotel rooms in The Hague has not kept up with demand. There is now a shortage of rooms, particularly in the mid-segment.

The extra 1,000 rooms should create an additional 400 jobs.