Amsterdam Airbnb rules widely flouted, agency use widespread


Four in ten Dutch people who rent out their homes via Airbnb do so for more than 60 days a year, Trouw reported on Friday.

Joint research with De Tijd, the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Le Monde using scrape sites to check data also show the average cost of a night’s stay in Amsterdam is €171, compared with €106 in Paris and €80 in Berlin and Brussels.

In addition, more than a quarter of overnight stays in Amsterdam are booked via agencies which welcome guests, clean the apartments and advertise the property on behalf of owners.

Amsterdam plans to strictly enforce the 60 day limit from this autumn and many other cities have also introduced a similar deal, Trouw says.

(Trouw, page 3)