Whether you want to splurge on a 3, 4, or 5 star hotel — or you prefer an ‘Amsterdam on a budget’ hostel — we’ve got this handy hotel guide for you
Under certain conditions it is legal for citizens of Amsterdam to rent out their privately-owned homes via Airbnb and similiar services.
Airbnb, which currently has a market share of 12% of the city’s hotel sector, collects tourist tax on behalf of the city.
Meanwhile, Amsterdam is putting more restrictive polices in place in an effort to address the many problem caused by Airbnb and similar platforms.
The latest: Starting in 2019 Amsterdammers can only rent out their homes via Airnbnb and similar platorms for 30 days a year.
By the way: Amsterdam is the only capital city in Europe in which it is more expensive to spend a night in an Airbnb vs a night in a hotel.
Amsterdam News Briefs: Canal tour boats caught speeding. Also: the large-scale conversion of empty office building into hotels results in a surplus of hotel rooms.
Owners of pleasure craft will have to pay more inland harbor fees next year. And mobile surveillance cameras will be used to combat urban decay.
Under the terms of a sale-and-leaseback construction Hampshire Hotels will continue to operate the property for at least 25 years.
Amsterdam was the most expensive city for hotel bookings, with an average rate of 124 Euro a night.
“Tourist tax should be abolished in this time of crisis,” a spokesman for the Dutch trade association for the hotel and catering industry says.
Worldwide the Netherlands is in thirteenth place when it comes to the average price of hotel rooms.