In the centre of Amsterdam came into force a ban to deliver housing in the short-term rental via Airbnb platform. The ban affected three districts where about 5% of all housing on Airbnb in Amsterdam.
City officials have stated their intention to severely restrict the ability to rent properties to tourists in the city centre in 2018. Since then, in Amsterdam held a referendum in which about 75% of the population supported such a measure. The locals are tired of the fact that the neighboring apartment was regularly populated by tourists who have lived in their rhythm, and were not considered their interests.
Those who will continue to deliver housing in the short-term rental in the Central districts, now faces a fine of more than 20 thousand euros, said evropul’s.
In other parts of Amsterdam it is still possible to rent properties to tourists through Airbnb, but homeowners will have to go on serious limitations. To deliver housing in the short term will be not more than 30 days a year (for example, when the primary tenant goes on vacation). Simultaneously, the apartment can live no more than 4 people, and each new tenant will have to notify the city authorities. To take shelter can only its owner, and the retaking of the rented apartment will be regarded as illegal business activities.
Amsterdam is not the only European city that restricts the influx of tourists. In Prague, Madrid, Tallinn is also planning to restrict the ability to rent properties to tourists. And, for example, Venice has imposed large penalties for such “sins” of tourists, as Razguliay around town in a bathing suit, eating in the wrong places and sitting on narrow stairs.