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Airbnb
Jun 19 '17 10:36

The number of Amsterdam homes being rented out on Airbnb is still growing significantly, BNR reports based on figures from Inside Airbnb from July 2016 and April 2017. BNR teamed up with map specialist Esri to create a map showing the numbers of Airbnb listings per neighborhood, for 2016 and 2017.

Remarkably, most of the Airbnb growth happened outside the Amsterdam city center. Some neighborhoods in the city center and Amsterdam Zuid, like Nieuwmarktbuurt, Museumkwartier and Zuidas, even saw a decrease in listings.

UberPop
May 31 '17 15:25

Sharing platforms like Uber and Airbnb must be regulated before they form a monopoly, Dutch think tank Rathenau Institute said in a report titled Fair Sharing on Wednesday. If these platforms aren't regulated, jobs in the regular economy will be put under pressure and the platforms will cause problems, the report states, ANP reports.

Airbnb
May 24 '17 11:55

Rental platform Airbnb is calling on its members to protest against Amsterdam's plan to fine Airbnb landlords who don't report their listing to the municipality. People who want to complain about this new obligation, which will be implemented on October 1st, can do so on a Airbnb established especially for this purpose, NU.nl reports.

Airbnb
May 19 '17 15:40

From now on KLM passengers who book a flight ticket through the airline's website, will be referred through to Airbnb to book accommodation in their destination should they wish to. The Dutch airline and the house sharing site announced their new partnership on Friday, Het Parool reports.

In exchange for the Airbnb link on the KLM site, the airline will get commission for every booking made through that link. How much the airline expects to earn with this is not yet clear.

Airbnb
May 16 '17 12:40

An increasing number of homeowners associations have problems with Airbnb rentals, according to umbrella organization VvE Belang. A number of recent court rulings indicated that Airbnb rentals are not allowed without the permission of the homeowners association, and more and more are considering banning rentals to tourists, the organization said to BNR. 

Airbnb
May 3 '17 14:45

The city of Amsterdam is working on obliging residents who want to rent out their property through Airbnb, to report it to the municipality, housing alderman Laurens Ivens said to Nieuwsuur. Those who fail to report their listing, will be fined.

"People must report it if they are going to rent out [their home], so we can keep track of whether they rent their property for too long. And if they don't, a penalty, a fine, will follow", Ivens said. 

Airbnb
May 2 '17 08:18

The number of Airbnb bookings in Amsterdam grew by 125 percent over the past year - last year almost 1.7 million overnight stays in the Dutch capital were booked through the home sharing site, according to research by property adviser Colliers International and Hothelschool The Hague. In 2016 Airbnb held 10.7 percent of Amsterdam's overnight housing market, double the 5.4 percent it held in 2015, NOS reports.

Airbnb
Apr 20 '17 16:55

Three French couples were very disappointed when the arrived in Amsterdam for Easter weekend to find that their 1,000 euro per night Airbnb listing consisted of one tiny room with only one real bed and two air mattresses. The renter was fined 20,500 euros on Wednesday for breaking Amsterdam's Airbnb rules, Het Parool reports.

Airbnb
Mar 27 '17 13:50

Airbnb is a major player in Utrecht. According to calculations by Utrecht University, per year about 40 thousand people book an overnight stay from a private renter in the city via Airbnb. That is about 15 percent of all overnight stays, AD reports.

Airbnb
Mar 3 '17 13:05

Since autumn last year Amsterdam imposed a total of 526,500 euros in fines for illegal vacation rentals, mostly through sites like Airbnb and Booking.com, the Telegraaf reports.

Airbnb
Feb 21 '17 15:50

Last year Dutch Airbnb landlords received a total of 1.4 million guests, according to a report the home sharing site released. The report has no figures for the Netherlands for 2015, but last year the Netherlands received way more guests than the 75 thousand of 2012, NOS reports.

There are currently 31 thousand apartments, houses or rooms in the Netherlands available to rent on Airbnb. A large proportion of them are in Amsterdam. According to the site, the average Airbnb landlord rents out his house for 28 nights a year and earns about 3 thousand euros.

Airbnb
Feb 6 '17 14:45

The municipality of Amsterdam fined a home owner and key business Iamb&b a total of 297 thousand euros for not adhering to the city's rules regarding Airbnb listings, Het Parool reports. The home owner and Iamb&b together listed 11 apartments on the site.

Airbnb
Feb 2 '17 10:45

The musicality of Amsterdam would be wise to increase its cooperation with house sharing platforms like Airbnb, economists at ABN Amro said to the Telegraaf. "In the capital tourism is expected to continue growing rapidly in the coming years, but since this year there is a whereby new hotel plans will often be rejected", industry economist Sonny Duijn said to the newspaper.

Airbnb
Jan 9 '17 13:40

A student who rented out his Amsterdam room for three weeks through Airbnb will be allowed to keep living there, the court in Amsterdam ruled. Housing association De Key demanded that the student move out, Het Parool reports.

By renting out the room, the student broke the lease agreement with De Key. The student rented a student room to tourists between September 26th and October 17th last year, without getting permission from the housing association.

Airbnb
Dec 1 '16 09:53

Amsterdam and Airbnb reached a new deal that is aimed at promoting "responsible and sustainable home sharing" and combating illegal hotels, the municipality of Amsterdam announced in a press conference. New measures in the rules include an automatic tracker on Airbnb that keeps track of how many days a home was rented out and Airbnb automatically removing troublemakers' ads from its site.

Asimo_head
Aug 11 '16 13:40

The Dutch government often responds too slowly to technological developments like self-driving cars, robotics and fast growing internet companies like Uber and Airbnb, according to the Central Planning Bureau in a report. If nothing change, the Netherlands will lose its leading position in the IT field, the CPB warns

Airbnb
Jul 15 '16 11:15

Airbnb will not be sharing information on Amsterdam residents not complying to the city's rules on renting your house to holiday-goers, the rental site said in a blog post. The information Airbnb is giving to the Amsterdam municipality has been made anonymous. "We want to protect the privacy of guests and owners."

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Jun 8 '16 09:22

Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan thinks that social housing tenants should also be able to take advantage of Airbnb. Social housing tenants get all of the burdens, but none of the benefits of the increasing tourism in the city, the mayor said in the talk show Heyu Urbans, Het Parool reports.

Airbnb
Jun 2 '16 13:50

Home share platform Airbnb launched a hotline for people living in the vicinity of Airbnb-locations. On this hotline Airbnb neighbors can register complaints from noise to illegal rentals, the company announced on Wednesday.

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May 24 '16 10:38

Prince Constantijn kicked off the Startup Fest Europe in Amsterdam on Tuesday morning. The Prince does not know whether startups will become the driving force behind the economy, "but they are important to renew the economy", he said in the opening speech

Airbnb
May 19 '16 10:52

GroenLinks wants to ban Amsterdam residents renting their homes to tourists through sites like Airbnb if it turns out that this increases housing prices in the city

Airbnb
May 3 '16 14:00

Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam are in talks with the Ministry of Economic Affairs on tightening the rules and restrictions linked to renting your home, or part thereof, through Airbnb

Airbnb
Mar 23 '16 12:16

Amsterdam is launching an "Easter Offensive" on illegal renting of homes to tourists through sites like Airbnb over this weekend. From Good Friday to Easter Monday Amsterdam residents can report suspicions of unlawful rentals on a reporting hotline, the city announced in a press release on Monday.

Mar 18 '16 12:57

Amsterdam is updating its hotel policy. The city is freezing hotel growths and being stricter with Airbnb about complying to all rules. In this way the capital wants to prevent prominently featuring on the list of dirtiest hotels.

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