Press release: Dutch Hotel City Index 2018

Press release: Dutch Hotel City Index 2018

Date: 6. June 2018

Investing in Dutch hotels: Dutch Hotel City Index

Horwath HTL has created the Dutch Hotel City Index 2018, a ranking of the Dutch cities that are most attractive for hotel investors. Amsterdam tops the list despite, or perhaps because of the implemented hotel development block.

Utrecht is ranked second. Recently, not many hotels have opened their doors, but the demand has grown significantly and is expected to continue its surge. The positive outlook, in combination with a robust pipeline, create opportunities for investors. Rotterdam is ranked third on the list, as the supply has grown and has been absorbed well by the market. As a result, the local hotel market has stabilised. The Hague’s stable growth has resulted in the city’s fourth place in the ranking.

After the ‘Big Four’ cities, interesting investment opportunities can be found in Haarlemmermeer, Almere, Leiden and Eindhoven. In these cities the local GDP growth has outpaced the national growth rate. Furthermore, the pipeline shows a range of attractive new hotels.

For the attractiveness of each city, six variables have been analysed: the hotel market (occupancies and room rates), current and future hotel supply, economy, real estate, demographics and sustainability. Rankings are based on a range of characteristics for each variable. This results in the following ranking:


Rank City Index
1 Amsterdam 183
2 Utrecht 168
3 Rotterdam 165
4 The Hague 161
5 Almere 160
6 Haarlemmermeer 160
7 Leiden 154
8 Eindhoven 153
9 Enschede 151
10 Groningen 145
11 Haarlem 143
12 Maastricht 137
13 Noordwijk 130
14 Amersfoort 107


 Source: Horwath HTL