Municipality of Amsterdam shares recordboete to Airbnb-landlord

Municipality of Amsterdam shares recordboete to Airbnb-landlord

The municipality of Amsterdam has a recordboete imposed on a woningeigenaar in Amsterdam are buildings rent via the website Airbnb. The owner must 297.000 euros to pay because he does not adhere to the rules that the municipality has set for the rent via the website.

From examination of the digital recherche Amsterdam, it became clear that the apartment too often on Airbnb. According to the rule should the primary resident of a property the property a maximum of sixty days per year, for rent.

Also company Iamb&b, landlords, among other cleaning services, and help with the transfer of the key offers, this will be fine.

“In practice, they work together on a regular basis with illegal hotels. If they know that the dwellings too often in the rental, or that there are more than four tourists, they are also responsible,” says alderman live Laurens Ivens, told het Parool. It is the first time that the municipality of Amsterdam is such a high penalty for the nonobservance of the rules that are for rent via Airbnb.


Ivens would eventually like to see that the buildings aren’t as ‘illegal hotel’ are offered, but this can only be done if the fire building to assess if not fireproof. If the owner re the rules for rental violates the rental of dwellings prohibited. The alderman says that according to the new agreement, Airbnb will soon itself illegal offer of their website remove.

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