Airbnb says Amsterdam hosts earn €3,800 a year

Map showing Airbnb locations in central Amsterdam
Map showing Airbnb locations in central Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s Airbnb hosts rent out their properties for an average of 28 days a year, earning an average of €3,800 in the process, according to figures released by the housing platform.

In total, 14,200 Amsterdammers advertise their homes via the website and holidaymakers stay for an average of 3.3 nights, Airbnb said. It is the first time the website has issued details about its Amsterdam hosts and their apartments.

The figures come at a time when the city council is looking into tightening up its agreement with Airbnb following claims that more and more city apartments are being used exclusively for holiday rentals.

In total, Airbnb benefits the city’s economy by €380m a year in rental income and tourist spending, the company said.

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