One Dutch city in Airbnb’s 20 places to travel in 2020

One Dutch city in Airbnb’s 20 places to travel in 2020

One Dutch city has made it into Airbnb’s 20 places to travel in 2020 and it’s not Amsterdam! The 20 cities the company recommends you visit are based on internal Airbnb data for bookings made for 2020 as of September 2019 vs. bookings made for 2019 as of September 2018, henceforth referred to as year-over-year growth (YoY). Without further adieu, let’s find out which Dutch city made the list!

Airbnb recommends you visit this Dutch city

Drum roll please… the Dutch city making its way onto the list is Maastricht! Yes, that’s right, Maastricht, a city with a wealth of historic buildings and plenty of things to do. Next year, this city will even be hosting the Royals on King’s Day. Airbnb, in particular, mentions the fact that Maastricht will host one of the world’s largest art fairs in March 2020, The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF). Maastricht is 20th on the Airbnb list, seeing a 55 percent YoY.

Top 20 places you should travel to in 2020

As for the rest of the ranking, Airbnb puts Milwaukee, Wisconsin at the top of the list with a YoY increase of 729 percent. The city will host the Democratic National Convention next year and has a great bar and restaurant scene.

Coming in second is Bilbao, Spain, with a YoY increase of 402 percent. Airbnb mentions that its transformation from a rustic belt city to a flourishing culture hub is truly remarkable. The other top five positions are held by Buriram, Thailand; Sunbury, Victoria, Australia and Romania.

The 20 places you should visit in 2020 according to Airbnb are as follows:

  1. Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  2. Bilbao, Spain
  3. Buriram, Thailand
  4. Sunbury, Victoria, Australia
  5. Romania
  6. Xi’an, China
  7. Eugene, OR, US
  8. Luxembourg
  9. Guadalajara, Mexico
  10. Vanuatu
  11. Cali, Colombia
  12. Cape Canaveral, FL, US
  13. Aberdeen, Scotland
  14. Courtenay, BC, Canada
  15. Ubatuba, Brazil
  16. Les Contamines-Montjoie, France
  17. Tokyo, Japan
  18. Kerala, India
  19. Malindi, Kenya
  20. Maastricht, Netherlands

For more information, see the Airbnb report.

Mina Solanki


Mina Solanki

Completed her Master's degree at the University of Groningen and worked as a translator before joining IamExpat. She loves to read and has a particular interest in Greek mythology. In...

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