Impact Riviercruise West-Friesland.

Project: Research

Project Details


Analysis of the economic, social-societal and environmental impacts of river cruise tourism in West-Friesland, for the municipalities of Hoorn, Enkhuizen and Medemblik. BUas responsible for the environmental impact analysis.

Societal Issue
River cruise tourism is generally a growing industry in the Netherlands, where regular arrivals of ships with 150 to 200 passengers bring economic benefits but also possible challenges related to crowding, congestion and environmental impacts, amongst others.

Benefit to society
The research informs local policymakers on the current situation and some expected developments of river cruise tourism, to be able to make more informed policy decisions about its future development in West Friesland.

Partners in this project:
Ginder (Projectlead)
Vrolijks Blue Progress
Buas Centre for Sustainability, Tourism and Transport
Effective start/end date3/04/2431/10/24


  • Municipalities of Hoorn, Enkhuizen and Medemblik


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