The percentage is much higher among 18 to 34-year-olds, of whom almost half (48%) are considering having the Christmas dinner delivered.
Where it was before not done was not to toil for hours in the kitchen to serve the perfect Christmas menu, the Dutch have other plans this year. Instead of eating out or cooking themselves, no less than 33 percent are considering ordering food during the holidays. This is shown by research by iVox on behalf of Thuisbezorgd.nl. There is a good chance that restaurants will meet the growing need: more and more gourmet restaurants are switching to the delivery of their meals.
The popularity of online ordering during the holiday season largely benefits local businesses. At the moment, more than 65 percent of the Dutch prefer to order from local restaurants. At the same time, data from Thuisbezorgd.nl shows that online ordering around Christmas has been on the rise for some time. In the past three years, the number of orders during the holiday season has increased by 30 percent. In addition, “Third Christmas Day” and New Year’s Day have been a regular item for many Dutch people for much longer, who prefer to treat themselves on those days “guilty pleasures“. According to the research, as many as 8 in 10 Dutch people claim to order food online on New Year’s Day.
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Thuisbezorgd delivery person is ready (photo: TB)