Articles tagged “amsterdam”

Overtourism Countermeasures Include Limits on Cruise Ships and Short-Term Rentals

Overtourism Countermeasures Include Limits on Cruise Ships and Short-Term Rentals

Patrick Whyte, Skift

We've been talking about overtourism for a while now and it's good to see cities getting more creative when it comes to managing numbers. Visitors are going to keep coming to the likes of Barcelona, Dubrovnik, and Amsterdam, and therefore these places are going to have to get smarter about managing the flow of people, whether they already live there or not.

3 months ago

Amsterdam Is Still Working on Its Own Solution to Overtourism

Amsterdam Is Still Working on Its Own Solution to Overtourism

Mike Corder, Associated Press

Like many other cities, Amsterdam knows it needs to do something about overtourism but has yet to find a complete solution.

6 months ago

Electric Taxis From a London Black Cab Company Will Debut in Amsterdam in 2018

Electric Taxis From a London Black Cab Company Will Debut in Amsterdam in 2018

Jessica Shankleman, Bloomberg

London's black cabs, albeit an electric version of them, could be the next tourist attraction in Amsterdam. And they won't be polluting up the place.

12 months ago

Amsterdam, Airbnb and the Very Real Problem of Overtourism

Amsterdam, Airbnb and the Very Real Problem of Overtourism

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Cities across Europe are wising up to the potential problem of too many tourists. Those tasked with marketing an "at risk" destination are going to have to work harder to spread tourism over a wider area in order to dilute the potential negative impact.

1 year ago

Airbnb Makes Promise to Impose Rental Limits in Key European Cities

Airbnb Makes Promise to Impose Rental Limits in Key European Cities

Giles Turner, Bloomberg

Airbnb is currently engaged in battles across the globe over its home sharing platform and it makes sense to make concessions where it can. We'll have to wait and see whether this latest change is enough to satisfy politicians in the UK and the Netherlands — or if Airbnb provides enough transparency to know if they are actually delivering on their promise.

2 years ago

A Redeveloped Office Building Is the Heart of Amsterdam’s Hot New District

A Redeveloped Office Building Is the Heart of Amsterdam’s Hot New District

Bloomberg News, Bloomberg

Tourists will always want to visit Amsterdam's tried and true attractions, but establishing a buzzy new district is a smart way to keep visitors around longer.

2 years ago

Amsterdam Mayor Can’t Blunt Overtourism Visitor Boom

Amsterdam Mayor Can’t Blunt Overtourism Visitor Boom

Martijn van der Starre, Bloomberg

Many destinations around the world would love to have Amsterdam's problem -- too much tourism. But that doesn't reduce the complexities in finding a workable balance between maintaining a nice way of life for residents and attracting tourism dollars. In Amsterdam, the inherent conflict will lead to something new. We just don't know what that is yet.

2 years ago

Revamped Amsterdam Neighborhood Lures Hipsters and Tourists

Revamped Amsterdam Neighborhood Lures Hipsters and Tourists

Dalia Fahmy and Anne van der Schoot, Bloomberg

The redevelopment of Amsterdam Noord reflects a trend in Europe and beyond where districts are turning old warehouses into housing and opening hipster attractions to tap into growing urbanization.

2 years ago

Airbnb Working With Over 100 Cities on Tax Agreements and Regulations

Airbnb Working With Over 100 Cities on Tax Agreements and Regulations

Marie Mawad, Bloomberg

Following what happened in Berlin, Airbnb is going on an all-out charm offensive in an effort to woo more cities in Europe and elsewhere into forming tax collection agreements like the ones it has with cities such as Paris and Amsterdam.

2 years ago

New CityHub Brand Attempts to Fill Void Between Hostels and Hotels

New CityHub Brand Attempts to Fill Void Between Hostels and Hotels

Greg Oates, Skift

CityHub is taking the best of capsule hotels and combining this with learnings that smart hostel companies like Generator have gleaned over the past two years.

3 years ago

Dutch City Reimagines the European Central Train Station

Dutch City Reimagines the European Central Train Station

Greg Oates, Skift

The wildy inventive design at Arnhem Central helps position the city as more than just a mere transfer point for people enroute to Amsterdam.

3 years ago

Uber’s Amsterdam Office Is Raided Yet Again By Authorities

Uber’s Amsterdam Office Is Raided Yet Again By Authorities

Celeste Perri and Elco Van Groningen, Bloomberg

Amsterdam has been a leader when it comes to working with disruptors such as Airbnb and Uber. But it also doesn't put up with the type of nonsense Uber specializes in when it's trying to bend the rules.

3 years ago