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Articles tagged “amsterdam”

Business Travel

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

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.

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

Online Travel

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

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.

European Cities Turn to EU for Help in Battle Against Airbnb

Hotels

Amsterdam Considers Home Rental Ban to Limit Overtourism

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.

Amsterdam Considers Home Rental Ban to Limit Overtourism

Overtourism

Netherlands Will Continue Tourism Promotion Despite Media Reports

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.

Netherlands Will Continue Tourism Promotion Despite Media Reports

Hotels

Amsterdam Attempts to Rein in Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

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

Amsterdam Attempts to Rein in Airbnb, Short-Term Rentals

Overtourism

Europe Working on New Tourism Brand Positioning: Value Not Volume

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.

Europe Working on New Tourism Brand Positioning: Value Not Volume

Overtourism

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

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.

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

Overtourism

Amsterdam Is Still Working on Its Own Solution to Overtourism

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

Amsterdam Is Still Working on Its Own Solution to Overtourism

Rental Cars

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

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.

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

Overtourism

Amsterdam, Airbnb and the Very Real Problem of Overtourism

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.

Amsterdam, Airbnb and the Very Real Problem of Overtourism