Amsterdam to limit Airbnb rentals to 30 days per year
Amsterdam last year limited Airbnb rentals to no more than 60 days per calendar year, but this is about to be halved according to a report by DutchNews.nl. The city’s executive council accepted the shortened limit proposed today and housing alderman Laurens Ivens said: “I agree that reducing the duration is not the solution to the city’s congestion but it will reduce problems caused by tourists in certain areas and less inviting to use your home as a means of earning money. “
Amsterdam isn’t the only city to impose rental limits on Airbnb hosts. London set a 90-day limit last year and Paris set a maximum of 120 days per year. New York State has a long-standing law against short-term rentals, making it illegal to rent less than 30 days. And in 2016, it took it one step further by declaring short-term rental listings, like those posted on Airbnb, Kayak, and others, illegal. New York has bumped into Airbnb a few times, as has San Francisco.
Responding to Amsterdam’s new 30-day limit, Bo de Koning, Airbnb’s public policy manager for the Netherlands and the Nordic countries, said in a statement: “The Airbnb community – which consists of 19 000 Amsterdam Hosts – Is disappointed with your announcement this morning to favor large hotels over local families who sometimes share their homes. “
The new limit will take effect next year.
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