The word is ‘Over Tourism’. Netherlands has been one of the top favorite countries of the tourists. Over 18 million people have visited this holiday destination in 2018 alone. This number is expected to increase to 42 million people by 2030. Hence the tourist board of Netherlands is saying `enough’.
Netherlands is a country with 17 million people. The tourists who visit the country have behaved very badly that the citizens are forced to bear the brunt. The tulip gardens of Netherlands are not as calm and beautiful once the tourists leave.
They are trampled and crops damaged forcing the farmers to fence the farms and stop the tourists from crossing it. The photograph crazy tourists are also littering everywhere causing a major threat to the pristine nature in the country. It is a well-known fact as how much effort the country and its people put to take care of the nature.
Problems of the locals
The tiny and calm villages are a mess and the residents of Amsterdam are squeezed out of their canal side homes. All thanks to the tourists, the house owners are happier to turn their places into bnb’s rather than family houses.
Hence the tourist board of Netherlands is encouraging certain regions to take up a policy of `develop and discourage’. Since the standard of life of some residents are said to be coming under pressure, the board is even thinking of imposing tourist tax to check the numbers of visitors.
Europeans are said to be the most visitors to Netherlands with Germans and Belgians making up 42% of all tourists. Chinese rank next in the list. With all these hullaballoo around, we suggest you finish off touring Netherlands at the earliest. Rest can definitely wait.]]>