Investment into Dutch hotels hits all time record

08 March 2018

Investment grows by 200% to a record volume of € 1.8 billion in 2017

Investment into Dutch hotels reached a record EUR 1.8billion in 2017, a yoy increase of 200%,  according to international real estate advisor Savills, who today published its latest report on the hotel market. 

Savills attributes this record investment volume to a number of important factors, including the rapidly increasing number of tourists visiting the Netherlands. Although new developments have led to a considerable increase of hotel rooms, the number of tourists continues to outstrip supply. This is causing room rates and revenues to rise, making hotel investments more appealing.


“Where the Dutch hotel market used to be dominated by a number of specialised players, new investors are entering the market now, seeking to diversify product and income within their portfolios,” comments Bas Wilberts, Head of Alternative Investments at Savills Netherlands.


Savills has recorded that one third of all investments in 2017 came from Germany, while about a quarter of  investment volumes were from Asian investors, and the share of domestic buyers  was relatively low.


“Amsterdam is extremely popular with tourists, accounting for almost half of the foreign visitors to the Netherlands. This high demand is reflected in the room rates and RevPAR of Amsterdam hotel rooms, which are the highest of the Netherlands and in the top ten in Europe. Naturally, the number of developments and investment volumes are therefore also highest in the Amsterdam area, where approximately 4,000 rooms will enter the market in 2018, and an additional total of 3,000 rooms are expected until 2020,” says Roberts.


As new hotel developments continue to be outpaced by the flourishing tourism industry in the Netherlands, hotel investment fundamentals like turnover growth and compressing yields will continue to strenghten during the course of 2018. Savills therefore expects another good year for Dutch hotel market investments, with the market again dominated by cross-border investments.




For further information, please contact:


Bas Wilberts, Head of Alternative Investments, Savills the Netherlands,

Gemma Haimes, European PR Manager,  


Key Contacts

Bas Wilberts

Bas Wilberts

Head of Alternative

Savills Amsterdam

+31 (0) 20 301 2000


Gemma Haimes

Gemma Haimes

European PR Officer
Commercial Marketing & Press

Margaret Street

+44 (0) 20 7409 8020