In Amsterdam will introduce a bed tax for tourists
A new fee will be levied on travelers staying in hotels and hostels of the capital of the Netherlands.
May 21, 2019 at 12:32
The bed tax will be three per person, according to FVW. The exact date of its introduction is unknown, but it is expected that this will happen in the near future. It will complement the existing tourist tax, amounting to 6% of the cost of living in the city.
According to preliminary calculations, the proceeds from the new fee money will be about 100 million euros per year. The money will be spent on the restoration of historical buildings and cultural heritage sites, clean up parks and river channels of the city.
In 2018, the Netherlands, the total population of 17 million people, visited by 18 million tourists. The Netherlands Tourism Board forecasts that by 2030, incoming tourist traffic will rise to 30 million people.