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Campers and caravans used to be very popular, before the advent of the package holiday in the 1980’s. But now, thanks to the Coronavirus outbreak, a whole new and young generation in Groningen has discovered this means of ‘holidaying’.
Figures from the transport and tourist organisaitons BOVAG and the RDC sugges that especially young people up to the age of 35 have bought a caravan or motorhome during the Coronavirus outbreak. We can only speculate whether being locked-down in a tiny apartment has prepared these people for ‘holidaying’ in a camper van.
Campers and caravans are particularly popular among young people from Groningen and young people from Flevoland, reports the GIC.
The number of caravan owners up to the age of 35 increased by 6.6 percent to almost 18,000 between April 1 and July 1, 2020, and the number of campers rose by 17.2 percent to more than 4,600, the figures show.
Motorhomes and caravans are particularly popular in Groningen and Flevoland: in these provinces, the number of young caravan owners up to the age of 35 rose by approximately 9 percent in the previous quarter.
It should be noted that caravans and camper vans are a particularly northern-European predilection, with thousands of Dutch, British, and German families piling into their sweat-boxes every summer to block roads throughout the Netherlands, Belgium, France; Germany, and Italy.