Articles tagged “amsterdam”

Group Tours Banned From Amsterdam Red-Light District Windows

Group Tours Banned From Amsterdam Red-Light District Windows

Associated Press

Amsterdam has banned guided tours from approaching red-light district windows to better protect sex workers from mobs of leering tourists. It's a common sense restriction that still allows groups to explore the area.

1 week ago

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

Amsterdam’s Second Airport Project Meets Fierce Resistance in the Era of Flight Shaming

John Hermse, Ellen Proper, and Fred Pals, Bloomberg

The Dutch government is learning that getting buy-in for a second airport may be harder than they realized when climate concerns are taken into account.

2 months ago

Can High-End Travelers Save Amsterdam From Overtourism?

Can High-End Travelers Save Amsterdam From Overtourism?

Patrick Whyte, Skift

One way to beat overtourism is to target higher-spending visitors. Cities can get away with fewer tourists as long as they spend more. But will that really help solve the issue?

6 months ago

Amsterdam Turns to Luxury to Allay Overtourism Concerns

Amsterdam Turns to Luxury to Allay Overtourism Concerns

Laura Powell, Skift

When your destination is considered the ultimate hotbed of overtourism, what do you do to reduce crowding? For Amsterdam, the answer lies in luxury.

6 months ago

The Paradox of Taxing Travelers for Overtourism

The Paradox of Taxing Travelers for Overtourism

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Are destinations taxing visitors because they don't want them to show up? Actually, the conversation around tourism taxes shows that it's not really fewer visitors that destinations want — it's more resources and management tools to deal with them properly.

7 months ago

Do the Netherlands Really Want Fewer Tourists? Depends on Who You Ask

Do the Netherlands Really Want Fewer Tourists? Depends on Who You Ask

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Amsterdam has too many tourists. Amsterdam should welcome more flights. The Dutch city has become the perfect place to illustrate the competing and overlapping aims of a tourist economy.

8 months ago

Fewer Visitors to Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum Spells Success: Here’s Why

Fewer Visitors to Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum Spells Success: Here’s Why

Rosie Spinks, Skift

In the age of overtourism, a top tourist attraction admitting they have a carrying capacity is a quietly radical act. For the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam, it's one that has paid off.

8 months ago

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

Rosie Spinks, Skift

Until Airbnb becomes more forthcoming about the information in its listings, which would enable cities to enforce their local regulations, the company will continue to face opposition from municipalities that want to limit its growth.

8 months ago

Amsterdam Considers Home Rental Ban to Limit Overtourism

Amsterdam Considers Home Rental Ban to Limit Overtourism

Ruben Munsterman, Bloomberg

Amsterdam has already limited homesharing and is considering a total ban in popular neighborhoods. Stronger permitting for legit bed-and-breakfast operators will probably be more sustainable than an outright ban, if the goal is to improve life for locals.

9 months ago

Netherlands Will Continue Tourism Promotion Despite Media Reports

Netherlands Will Continue Tourism Promotion Despite Media Reports

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Forget the flashy headlines; destinations need time to respond effectively to overtourism with the cultural fabric of popular locations at stake. The intelligent move is to thoughtfully adjust policies to limit the negative impact of tourism.

9 months ago

Amsterdam Attempts to Rein in Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

Amsterdam Attempts to Rein in Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

Ruben Munsterman, Bloomberg

Regulatory battles about short-term rentals are inextricably tied to the growing problem of overtourism in cities like Amsterdam.

12 months ago

Europe Working on New Tourism Brand Positioning: Value Not Volume

Europe Working on New Tourism Brand Positioning: Value Not Volume

Patrick Whyte, Skift

Europe is so popular as a tourist destination that it doesn't really need any help growing numbers. A move to concentrate on value is a sensible approach and one that will hopefully see the benefits spread to lesser-known destinations.

1 year ago