Amsterdam increases tax for budgettoeristen
Amsterdam is the tax increase for budgettoeristen, in the hope that the city in the future avoid.
D66-alderman Udo Kock of Finance wants this tax to help tourists who cause a lot of trouble not coming to Amsterdam. “We want to send to quality tourism,” says Kock told het Parool. “Then it goes to families or couples who are in a more expensive hotel to sleep, go to a museum and in bed on time”.
“At this time, 28 percent of the bookings in a budget hotel,” he continues. “That should go down”.
In 2018 the municipality of the tax increase in the centre and lower in the less busy areas, in the hope that tourists around the city to distribute. The proceeds of this would be a 9 million euro per year. Will Airbnb be more tax to pay.
In January showed that the number of tourists in Amsterdam will increase considerably. Every year grows the number of tourists by 5 percent, which it is expected that in 2025, 23 million visitors come to the city.
Last year, there was an action plan developed by the municipality. Thus, including more work on crowdmanagement during Sail, displacement of festival apple Juice to the Flevopark, dealing with illegal rentals through Airbnb and as much as possible spread of tourism. Research has shown that all these experiments did not have the desired results.