hotels

Tourists in Amsterdam over Easter 2017
Apr 14 '17 15:32

With Airbnb locations booked solid and hotels filled to capacity, Amsterdam city hall has authorized the use of a police traffic management plan normally rolled out exclusively for massive events. A constant stream of tourists dragging suitcases behind them could be seen all Friday morning and afternoon, while restaurants, shops and attractions in Leidseplein, Dam Square, the Red Light District and the Nieuwmarkt were bursting at the seams.

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Feb 2 '17 11:20

Spending a night in a hotel in the Netherlands is becoming increasingly expensive as economic conditions continue to improve, according to ABN Amro's economic agency. Last year the price of a night in a Dutch hotel increased by about 8 percent, and the bank expects the prices to continue increasing this year, ANP reports.

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 reluctance on hotel policy whereby new hotel plans will often be rejected", industry economist Sonny Duijn said to the newspaper.

Restaurant
Nov 30 '16 11:40

The hospitality sector is feeling the Netherlands' improving economy. In the third quarter, the turnover for hotels, restaurants, snack bars and cafes increased 2.6 percent compared to the previous sector, Statistics Netherlands revealed on Wednesday. Compared to the third quarter of last year, the hospitality sector saw 8.8 percent of growth.

This is the biggest turnover increase in this sector since 2007, according to Statistics Netherlands.

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Jul 26 '16 16:15

In recent years the turnover of Dutch hotels, restaurants and bars increased more than the European Union average, according to figures Statistics Netherlands released on Tuesday. The Dutch hospitality industry's sales are currently at a record high.

smoking
Jun 22 '16 14:20

Non-smokers' interest group Clean Air Nederland (CAN) is filing a lawsuit on Thursday in an effort to completely ban smoking in the hospitality industry, including bars, restaurants and hotels

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Jun 9 '16 15:45

American hotel giant Marriott will soon be building two hotels in Amsterdam's Houthavens - a branch of designer hotel Moxy and a Residence Inn, a so-called short stay hotel aimed at business travelers, Het Parool .

Jun 3 '16 10:16

The Dutch food and consumer product safety authority NVWA did fewer inspections to make sure that pubs, restaurants and hotels are enforcing the smoking ban. Fewer fines were also issued, according to figures NU.nl received from the NVWA.

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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Feb 29 '16 16:15

The turnover of hotels, restaurants, snack bars and cafes increased by 5.7 percent last year, when compared to 2014. That is the biggest growth for the hotel and catering industry in 15 years, Statistics Netherlands announced on Monday.

Jan 11 '16 09:33

People are finally eating at Dutch restaurants and staying over in hotels again after the financial crisis in 2008, but bars and pubs are still struggling. Most parts of the traditional hospitality industry are seeing recovery in their turnover volumes, but bars are more than 25 percent below the level of 2007, according to figures released by Statistics Netherlands on Monday.

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Sep 7 '15 14:34

Dutch hotels saw an increase in sales of 5 percent compared to the same period of last year. Foreign tourists in particular spent more money on overnight stays in hotels, Statistics Netherlands announced on Monday. These figures exclude overnight stays in room rented out by individual through sites like Airbnb, which is still seen as a growing threat to "old-fashioned" hotels.

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Jul 31 '15 14:01

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.

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Jun 3 '15 16:32

The municipality of Amsterdam is developing new regulations limiting houseboat owners from renting out their homes to tourists. Owners of boats will only be able to rent out their homes for no more than sixty days per year, and only to a maximum of four people.

May 29 '15 14:10

The hospitality industry showed a slight increase in turnover in the first quarter this year. But despite this, pubs seem to be selling fewer drinks.

Feb 26 '15 12:18

About 26 percent of nightclubs and bars still do not comply with the ban on smoking. This is according to a study done by the Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority in September and October last year. The study was done among approximately 900 establishments in the hospitality industry.

home
Sep 24 '14 15:08

Amsterdam’s famous College Hotel has been bought by air travel and tourism company Corendon Group. The four-star boutique hotel, which opened in 2005 as a training hotel, will undergo substantial renovation to its forty rooms and dining hall.

Hotel Room Efteling
Sep 2 '14 08:22

The average price of an overnight stay in a hotel room in The Netherlands has risen by two percent in the fist half of this year compared with the same period last year. Travelers are now paying €124 on average for a hotel room. This comes from the Hotel Price Index from booking site Hotels.com.

Wifi
Aug 12 '14 10:02

Research from Multiscope shows that the tendency to continue work during the holidays is increasing. The wider availability of internet via wifi is making accessing work during vacation time easier, the NOS reports.

Human trafficking
May 16 '14 13:45

Police have controlled around one hundred prostitutes in a national anti-human trafficking operation involving 220 policemen. Six arrests were made in this action, some of which are directly related to human trafficking and illegality.

May 13 '14 09:07

Authorities in the Netherlands are not doing enough to tackle the issue of human trafficking. With the information available, the police, Royal Military Police (marechaussee) and labour inspection should be working harder to stem the problem, according to a report from the National Human Trafficking Reporter, which minister Ivo Opstelten of Security and Justice will receive today.

Smoking weed
Apr 18 '14 13:37

The smoking ban for the entire hotel and restaurant sector is in all likelihood not going to be instated on the scheduled 1st of July.

Jan 6 '14 04:34

A 36-year-old man, who is suspected of committing at least 45 crimes in the past month in Limburg, was arrested Sunday morning.

Jul 11 '13 07:07

Based on the recent number of building projects in the country, hotel capacity will soon potentially add 10,000 rooms.

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