In September, the Formula 1 Heineken Dutch Grand Prix returned to the Netherlands. Tens of thousands of visitors travelled to CM.com Circuit Zandvoort and millions of people around the world enjoyed the event on TV or online. Friend and foe soon agreed: the event was a great success. Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUas) completed a scientific study into the economic and social impact of the event, which showed that the return of the event also has many positive effects on the region.
Positive economic impact
The Dutch Grand Prix has led to a lot of extra spending in Zandvoort and the region. The event generated € 22.3 million in additional spending in Zandvoort and € 44.5 million in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Region (including Zandvoort). This additional spending generated 244 jobs in Zandvoort and 498 jobs in the MRA region (including Zandvoort). It is striking that these figures, even with 2/3 of the total capacity due to the Corona measures, are higher than the predictions from the 2017 Desicio study.