Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam moves to curb disruptive tourism

 

“While the city of Amsterdam only has a population of around 850,000 people, it gets around 18 million visitors each year. That has consequences for the quality of life of the people who live there. To curb the worst effects for local people the city authorities are adopting some new measures, like limiting the number of days owners can rent out their properties to 60 a year. It’s also planning to increase the room tax by as much as  $15 a night. It has also banned new hotels, and even some stores,”