More people booking stays at Dutch hotels

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Occupancy rates at Dutch hotels rose for the first time since 2008, reported the consulting firm KPMG on Thursday. The average hotel occupancy rose 63.6 percent, an increase of 1.8 over 2009 rates.

KPMG says the increase is mainly due to the restoration of four and five-star hotels in the Randstad, an area of the Netherlands that includes the country’s four largest cities: Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht.

KPMG also found that average hotel room rates dropped last year to 87 euros. In 2009, the price of a room was about 90 euros. In 2008 a room cost about 95 euros.

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