Friday, 31 July 2015 - 14:01
City hall puts brakes on new hotels in Amsterdam center
The Amsterdam city council will be slowing the number of new hotels opening in the capital's center in 2016. This is due to the many complaints from inner city residents that the city is too crowded with tourists. A spokesperson for the city council told the Financieele Dagblad that there will probably fewer hotels opening in Amsterdam center next year, Dictbij reports. "In the autumn the college will come with new policies, and this may include a tightening", the spokesperson said. In 2014 a total of 1,300 new hotel rooms were opened in the city center. This year there may be as many as 3 thousand. It is not clear if the city council will also put the breaks on hotels opening outside the city center.