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amsterdam says clampdown on illegal holiday lets is paying off




the battle by amsterdam council against property owners illegally renting rooms to tourists appears to be paying off, city officials said on wednesday.the number of closures of illegal hotels fell by 10% in the first half of the year, and this shows the crackdown ‘appears to be paying off’, the ...



amsterdam labour party wants ban on airbnb and other holiday lets




the labour party in amsterdam wants to stop amsterdammers renting out their homes via holiday let platforms such as airbnb. the measure is included in the party’s manifesto for the local elections next march, the parool reported on wednesday.the capital’s housing problems, in particular the shor...



booking.com joins amsterdam's illegal rentals pact




photo: dutchnews.nlhotel and holiday home platform booking.com has become the second web company to reach agreement with amsterdam over holiday rentals, the city council said in a statement on thursday.the agreement, similar to one reached earlier with airbnb, means that adver­tisements which contr...



amsterdam will limit airbnb rentals to 30 days per year




amsterdam isn't the only city to impose rental limits on airbnb hosts. london set a 90-day limit last year and paris has set a maximum of 120 days per year. new york state has had a long-standing law against short term rentals, making any rental less than 30 days illegal. and in 2016 it took that a ...



amsterdam hotel rooms selling for same price as a corner house




the prices being paid for hotel premises in amsterdam have exploded in the past year, with costs per room soaring by 150%, the financieele dagblad said on friday.investors are paying an average of €427,000 for a room in the dutch capital, slightly more than the price of an entire corner house. th...



airbnb continues to grow in amsterdam, hits 1.7 million nights in 2016




photo: dutchnews.nlthe number of nights in amsterdam booked through online room service airbnb rose 125% last year to almost 1.7 million, according to research by colliers international.by comparison, the number of nights spent in hotel rooms in the dutch capital rose 7% to nearly 14 million. that m...



'some 6,000 amsterdam airbnb rental flats break the city's rules'




photo: depositphotos.comalmost 5,000 amsterdam apartments, houses and houseboats are permanently rented out to tourists and a further 1,000 owners break other rules, such as allowing more than four guests at one time, trouw reported on thursday.the paper bases its claim on work by amsterdam data ana...



amsterdam's marketing chief attacks ryanair, airbnb over tourist quality




the chief of amsterdam city council’s marketing department has attacked budget airlines and holiday rental site airbnb and accused them of making cities less liveable.amsterdam marketing’s ceo frans van der avert told a tourism conference in lucerne, switzerland that ‘a lot of smaller historic...



exploring the harbin grand theatre in heilongjiang, china




well it looks like we will be heading our way to amsterdam for another event coverage, it's quite exciting, to be honest! as a tradition now, i would search on behance for either references and basically visiting the city somehow from a photographer's perspective. for amsterdam, i really like the st...



non-compliance to be 'costly' for firms: govt




sending out a strong message to corporate houses, the government has said non-compliance would be “very costly” and strong deterrents would be there to curb the dangerous adventure of using companies for wrongful purposes. continuing the clampdown on illicit fund flows, the ministry of corporate...



amsterdam, other eu cities, urge brussels to take action on airbnb data




photo: depositphotos.comeight european cities are writing to the european commission to demand new rules for holiday rental platforms.laurens ivens, deputy mayor of amsterdam, announced at the end of a two-day holiday rental conference that the cities involved will demand platforms such as airbnb an...



travel photography: cinematic amsterdam




well it looks like we will be heading our way to amsterdam for another event coverage, it's quite exciting, to be honest! as a tradition now, i would search on behance for either references and basically visiting the city somehow from a photographer's perspective. for amsterdam, i really like the st...



amsterdam campsite warns airbnb fugitives to stay away




don’t you have homes to go to? photo: depositphotos.coma campsite in amsterdam has banned city residents who swap their homes for a tent in summer as they seek to cash in on the airbnb boom.demand for holiday accommodation in the city has reached the point where some enterprising homeowners are ma...



illicit funds: non-compliance to be 'very costly' for companies, warns govt




sending out a strong message to corporates, the government has said non-compliance will be "very costly" and strong deterrents will be there to curb the dangerous adventure of using companies for wrongful purposes.continuing the clampdown on illicit fund flows, the ministry of corporate affairs has ...



amsterdam hotels head for record profits in 2017




despite the inroads made by airbnb and the objections of local residents against the ever-increasing flood of tourists in the dutch capital, amsterdam hotels are headed for record profits in 2017.the popularity of amsterdam among tourists and business people, particularly those headed for internatio...



amsterdam airbnb fines mount up, top €500,000




photo: depositphotos.comamsterdam officials have levied fines of €526,500 on home owners who are illegally renting out their properties on holiday rental sites like airbnb since last autumn, the telegraaf said on friday.earlier this week, the city fined facility company keyokay plus property owner...



few problems as amsterdam switches to cash-free public transport




photo: oxyman via wikimedia commonsthe switch to 100% cash free public transport in amsterdam appeared to go off fairly smoothly on monday, although there were short queues of tourists waiting to pay by plastic for tickets on trams at the city’s main railway station.amsterdam buses have been cash ...



amsterdam fines landlords nearly €100,000 for illegal flat shares




photo: depositphotos.comamsterdam was within its rights to fine two landlords and a housing agency a total of €96,000 for breaking the city’s rules on shared housing, the council of state has ruled.the council of state, the highest administrative court in the netherlands, upheld a lower court de...



the rise of cyberlockers—how online piracy is fighting back




august 10, 2018 by gareth tyson, the conversationcredit: shutterstockillegal downloading is on its way out. a new report released by polling firm yougov has found that only 10% of people in the uk now use illegal downloads to access music, down from 18% in 2013. and the recently released global onli...



stag night warning: amsterdam launches campaign to improve tourist behaviour




spend rather more than a penny? illustration: amsterdam marketingthe famous party town of amsterdam is changing its tune.  a new marketing campaign targets the biggest nuisance visitors – british and dutch men aged 18 to 34 – with a reminder that bad behaviour will be welcomed with a fine.the s...



stag night warning: amsterdam launches campaign to improve tourist behaviour




spend rather more than a penny? illustration: amsterdam marketingthe famous party town of amsterdam is changing its tune.  a new marketing campaign targets the biggest nuisance visitors – british and dutch men aged 18 to 34 – with a reminder that bad behaviour will be welcomed with a fine.the s...



new sea lock access to amsterdam port coming in well below budget




tata steel overlooks the beach in ijmuiden. photo: dutchnews.nlthe new sea lock being built in ijmuiden which will improve access to the port of amsterdam will be delivered well below budget, it was revealed in the paroolon wednesday.the lock, which will be the largest in the world when it is comple...



amsterdam's two teaching hospitals amc and vumc cleared to merge




amsterdam’s vu medical centre. photo: vumc.comthe dutch competition authority acm said on tuesday it has no objections to the merger of amsterdam’s two teaching hospitals, amsterdam university’s amc and the vu university’s medical centre, into a single hospital group.the two hospitals, which...



maastricht beats amsterdam in high street league table




maastricht has more shops per head than amsterdam, but the tourist hotspots of the wadden islands are a shopper’s paradise, new figures show.the limburg capital’s 854 shops represent 7 for every 1,000 population, compared to a concentration of 6.4 in amsterdam, according to statistics publishe...



amsterdam, other eu cities, urge brussels to act on holiday rentals




photo: depositphotos.comamsterdam is among 12 european cities which have written to the european commission asking for a meeting to discuss ways to improve and update legislation covering holiday rentals.the letter was drawn up following a meeting in amsterdam in january, at which cities discussed t...