Short-Term Rental Regulations in Amsterdam, NL 2018-05-24T13:54:39+00:00

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Amsterdam, NL

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Amsterdam, NL

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Amsterdam is the capital and most populous municipality of the Netherlands. Its status as the capital is mandated by the Constitution of the Netherlands, although it is not the seat of the government, which is The Hague. Amsterdam has a population of 851,373 within the city proper, 1,351,587 in the urban area, and 2,410,960 in the Amsterdam metropolitan area. The city is located in the province of North Holland in the west of the country but is not its capital, which is Haarlem. The metropolitan area comprises much of the northern part of the Randstad, one of the larger conurbations in Europe, with a population of approximately 7 million.

Amsterdam – The law and rules that may apply to you

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Amsterdam, NL – The rental of your property for a short period in Amsterdam can fall under different categories: (i) private holiday rentals, or (ii) bed & breakfast.

Private holiday rental

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Amsterdam, NL – According to the web site of the City of Amsterdam, holiday rental refers to a new concept in which the main occupant of a house occasionally rents out his or her own home. The City of Amsterdam explains a few rules here.

From the spring of 2017, Airbnb’s systems will automatically limit full-house ads in Amsterdam to accept reservations for 60 nights per year unless the host has the proper permit to rent out his or her home for more nights and the process or has successfully followed her ad under this exception. More information can here be found.

As of 1 October 2017 , there will be a duty of notification for holiday rentals in Amsterdam. The new reporting requirement for holiday rentals falls under the rules of the Housing Regulation of the municipality of Amsterdam and only applies to landlords who share their entire property. The online notification system for reporting holiday rentals is available via this link on the website of the municipality of Amsterdam. The municipality has also compiled a page with Frequently Asked Questions about the obligation to report holiday rentals.

Bed and breakfast

According to the web site of the City of Amsterdam, there is a bed breakfast if you offer bed and breakfast for a fee. The City of Amsterdam will give you more information on the website on what the conditions are for starting a bed breakfast in your home and where you can report starting your bed breakfast .

Taxes

The income you earn by renting out your home can be taxable and in certain cases you have to pay other taxes. Below are some links that may be useful.

Tourist tax. The City of Amsterdam explains on its web sitehow the tourist tax works in principle in Amsterdam. Airbnb, however, has signed an agreement with the municipality of Amsterdam and from 1 February 2015 int Airbnb the tourist tax on behalf of the host and Airbnb carries this tourist tax on behalf of the host to the municipality. For reservations made in Amsterdam on or after 1 February 2015, guests will see a new line on their Airbnb tourist tax bill to be paid to the municipality. The tax is added to the total amount that guests who do not live in Amsterdam have to pay. Landlords do not have to do anything extra. If landlords already collect tourist taxes for Airbnb guests, they will no longer have to do this after 1 February 2015.
Income tax. The Tax Authorities provide information on their web site that can be useful if you have temporarily rented out your own home.

VAT. In certain cases, VAT regulations may apply to your activities. The Tax and Customs Administration explains on its web site for whom VAT applies , when no VAT has to be paid and when. In order to ensure that you follow all applicable rules, we strongly advise you to further inform the government or specialized advisors.

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Article Sources:

SHORT TERM RENTAL & REGULATIONS

https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/860/amsterdam

AMSTERDAM SUMMARY

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amsterdam

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Amsterdam, NL

Posted By Noah Goldfeder

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday April 20th 2018

Short-Term Rental Regulations in Amsterdam, NL

Posted By Noah Goldfeder

Marketing Team
Posted: Friday April 20th 2018

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