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Amsterdam Bans Airbnb in City Center

According to an article in Travel + Leisure, effective 1 July Amsterdam has banned Airbnb in several areas and restricted rentals to 30 days per year in the rest of the city.

https://www.travelandleisure.com/travel-news/amsterdam-bans-airbnb-city-center?did=537909-20200630&utm_campaign=just-in_newsletter&utm_source=travelandleisure.com&utm_medium=email&utm_content=063020&cid=537909&mid=36300979816
We have been speculating on what action heavy tourist cities would take during this lull in tourist traffic. This is one answer.

Posted by
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As someone who (in 2016) used AirBnb for a wonderful experience in the city center of Amsterdam, I get it. As a traveler, it's sad that we can't seem to find a way to balance this out and make it work for local communities as well as tourists. AirBnb is a great service for travelers in my view, but if you live in Barcelona, or in this case Amsterdam, I can understand why you'd view that differently. I think all you can do is respect/follow the local rules in each case and enjoy the experience where it is available.

Posted by
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It might just mean that the smaller towns around Amsterdam will pick up the business making Amsterdam a day visit. There is a bonus for the traveler, as the train systems are excellent, and it gives a more local Dutch view that many often don't see. Of course, it might be yet another ruination of a 'back door' town.