The Expertise Network Sustainable Urban Tourism is an initiative of Inholland University of Applied Sciences. We want to work together with parties to increase the innovative capacity in the field of Urban Tourism in order to contribute to the transformation of cities.

A city full of users with different needs and wishes.

Within ENSUT, we are addressing the following important and broad question: ‘How can we (re)construct urban tourism in a sustainable and resilient way?’ We believe that Urban Tourism does not stand alone and therefore we work together with educational institutions, governments, businesses and residents, each from different disciplines and fields of expertise. This way, we ensure that tourism really contributes to a city.

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2030The number of international tourists in the Netherlands is expected to increase by 50 percent by 2030. This calls for a new approach, with the common interests of visitors, businesses and residents on top of mind.
10Venice is pushing ahead with its plans to charge day visitors up to 10 Euro per day. In this way, the authorities want to keep mass tourism under control.
73In 2020, due to covid, the number of international arrivals worldwide fell by a whopping 73% to 399 million (from 1.46 billion in 2019).
2023In Amsterdam, 21.5 million tourist nights are expected by 2023. This is more than the 20 million limit set by the municipality.

Our research results and projects demonstrate how tourism can be used to find a solution to urban issues. Our themes: regenerative placemaking, cultural tourism and smarter solutions play a major role in this. The results are of interest to anyone involved in tourism and leisure activities in a city.


Within ENSUT, we work closely with partners such as educational institutions, municipalities, companies and sectors such as sport, culture and environment. We combine and enrich the knowledge and experience from various professorships and form a rich network of learning communities, knowledge centres and labs. Our network continues to grow every month. Take a quick look.

Our network

Inspired and want more information? We are open to new questions, research projects, launch partners, and more. Please contact our quartermaster.

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