“Some 6,000 Airbnb rental apartments in Amsterdam are breaking city rules”

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Nearly 5,000 apartments, houses and houseboats in Amsterdam are permanently rented out to tourists and another 1,000 owners break other rules, such as allowing more than four people at a time, Find reported Thursday.

The article bases its claim on the work of Amsterdam-based data analyst Nico van Gog and New York-based Airbnb expert Murray Cox. They looked at information provided by Airbnb and “scraped” from its website to get a better idea of ​​what is available to rent in Amsterdam.

In the Dutch capital, private homes can only be rented through Airbnb or Booking.com for a maximum of 60 days and to no more than four people at a time. Owners must also declare that their property has been rented whenever new holidaymakers arrive.

The Labor Party of Amsterdam wants to prevent Amsterdammers from renting their accommodation through vacation rental platforms such as Airbnb and has included the measure in the party’s manifesto for the local elections next March.

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