More and more young people have bought a caravan since the coronavirus outbreak. In Limburg, the number of young caravan owners up to the age of 35 rose by about 5 percent in the previous quarter.
In Groningen and Flevoland, the number of young caravan owners up to the age of 35 rose by about 9 percent in the previous quarter, while the increase in North Brabant and Overijssel, as in Limburg, was between 5 and 6 percent.
According to Siewert Gorter, chairman of BOVAG Caravan and Motorhome Companies, these figures show that camping is the perfect holiday alternative. “The campsite is of course the ultimate holiday destination for young people and for families with small children.”
Figures from the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) show that Limburg is not exactly the caravan hotspot of the Netherlands. On January 1, 2018, there were only six postcode areas in our province where at least five percent of the inhabitants have a registered caravan.
Gorter says that the 300 caravan and motorhome companies affiliated with BOVAG have had a difficult spring. “In that spring all things should have been running at full speed, after all, we are seasonal. The increasing interest in camping is making our year somewhat good for the time being.”
The figures only include caravans heavier than 750 kilograms with their own registration number. Lighter caravans, like folding trailers, carry the registration number of the towing vehicle and therefore do not need to be registered. No figures are therefore known about this.