Dutch choose road trips en masse
Plane loses to car
In 2022, 4.2 million summer vacations (35 percent) took the plane, a decrease of 1 million flights from 2019 when it was thus 44 percent. The reason the car is so popular? A car offers the ultimate feeling of freedom. Besides, you don’t have to fly halfway around the world to see beautiful things first. You simply step in and the vacation has already begun.
There is also plenty to explore by car in Europe and even just in the Netherlands. The road trip is particularly popular for this reason. Of course, riding a scenic route with a friendly group or just the two of you or alone is just a lot of fun. But a road trip is not only possible abroad. There are also more than enough fun routes to be found in the Netherlands, think of a round trip through Friesland, a trip over the Utrecht Ridge or an enjoyable trip through Overijssel and Drenthe.
The duration of a road trip does not matter. It’s about the idea of not having to do anything for a while, but just touring while enjoying good company or pleasant music. Occasionally pause for a tasty snack before continuing on your way again, toward the unknown. If you don’t have the inspiration for a road trip, you can still consider participating in FancyCarTours car events, where you hit the road with a larger group of car enthusiasts. In that area, several events are organized each year, such as a tour of all the dikes in Zeeland, a New Year’s ride or a Benelux trip.
May it be a little further from home? Regularly a car rally takes place in, for example, Scotland, France, Austria, Germany or in still relatively unknown Slovenia. In all these countries you will find beautiful roads and picturesque routes that you can explore alone, with a group of friends or with a larger company. If you go out on your own or with a group of friends, you decide the pace and location of your stay all by yourself. If you opt for an organized trip, then all you have to do is follow the itinerary and sit down. Basically, then, there is plenty of choice when it comes to car vacations.