Economic Impact Report

Back in November, we launched the Airbnb Community Compact, a series of commitments to be good partners to cities, including a commitment to share data. We know cities need information to make good decisions on home sharing and we want to help.

Today, we are releasing new information about home sharing in Amsterdam. This report is based on Airbnb internal data and a survey of Amsterdam hosts and guests conducted in February, 2016.

Airbnb hosts in Amsterdam have been welcoming guests into their homes since 2008. Over the past eight years, Amsterdam residents have formed a vibrant Airbnb community, sharing unique experiences and the city they love with travellers from around the world.

Airbnb is helping support local residents and allowing them to earn additional income by sharing their homes.


Listings that hosted between April 2015 and April 2016


Airbnb hosts in Amsterdam are local residents who share their homes to pay the bills, support their families and pursue their dreams.

Guests from around the world use Airbnb for a unique travel experience in the homes of local residents where they can truly live like a local.

Airbnb is democratising the benefits of travel for local residents – hosts keep 97 cents of every Euro they charge to rent their space – and is generating new economic activity in Amsterdam.

Airbnb attracts new visitors to Amsterdam who would not otherwise have visited the city. They enjoy quality experiences that make them want to return.

Airbnb is different to other forms of accommodation in Amsterdam and helps spread visitors and benefits to new families, communities and local businesses. The majority of Airbnb guests stay outside the city centre and activate communities beyond the tourist hotspots.

More than 80 million people have had safe, positive experiences on Airbnb and isolated issues are rare. When they happen, we work fast to help make things right. Only one in 37,000 guests in the Netherlands resulted in a significant property damage case with our Trust and Safety team last year.

For more information see our press release – English / Dutch.