Nearly half of Dutch Airbnb landlords ignore 60 day per year limit

About 40 percent of the Dutch who rent out their homes on Airbnb don't hold to the only 60 days per year limit, according to a study by Trouw, De Tijd, Süddeutsche Zeitung and Le Monde. The study looked at the Airbnb rentals in the Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France and Switzerland based on data from Airbnb and data analyst AirDNA.

Amsterdam in particular strictly enforces the 60 days per year limit to, among other things, limit the inconvenience caused by such rentals. Violators can face a fine of up to 20 thousand euros. From October 1st, all Amsterdam residents who rent out their homes on house sharing sites are

Rotterdam and The Hague are less strict about not allowing house sharing rentals for more than 60 days a year, because these cities have much fewer tourists. According to Trouw, a massive 134 thousand overnights in Amsterdam were booked on Airbnb in May, compared to 8,900 in Rotterdam.

Of the countries surveyed, tourists pay most to spend an Airbnb night in Amsterdam at an average of 171 euros. In Paris you'll pay an average of 106 euros and in Berlin and Brussels an average of 80 euros.

The study also revealed that almost 20 percent of Airbnb rentals are no longer offered by individuals, but by professional owners.