Around the world, travellers choose Airbnb to enjoy unique experiences in local homes beyond tourist hotspots. Travellers to Amsterdam are increasingly choosing to stay in the homes of hosts outside the city centre, helping them to discover new communities they might otherwise have missed. The spread of tourism to these outer neighbourhoods is also helping to extend the economic benefits of cultural tourism to hosts, local businesses and their communities.
The voice of our community
On May 2nd 2017 the City of Amsterdam announced they want to introduce a notification obligation which would require hosts to notify the City every time they host. This adjustment in the Housing Ordinance was open for consultation, an opportunity many in our community have taken to share their opinion. Have a look in what hundreds of Amsterdam hosts are saying.
Automated limits are yielding results
Last year, Amsterdam and Airbnb announced a new pioneering agreement to promote responsible and sustainable home sharing and combat illegal hotels. Today we are releasing data which shows our measures, the automated limits introduced on 1 March 2017, are working and are helping hosts to act in the best interests of Amsterdam.
Airbnb and Amsterdam continue pioneering collaboration
Amsterdam is a world leader for the sharing economy and is a special city for Airbnb. It was one of the first cities in the world to introduce progressive home sharing rules and the first city in Europe to work with Airbnb to promote the rules and simplify the payment of tourist tax.