Airbnb could be banned in Amsterdam: Local authorities are now hunting for illegal hotels
by Harrison Weber
Following legal issues across the US, Airbnb is facing serious conflicts with the local government in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Airbnb’s issues in Amsterdam have been ongoing; in fact, an investigation into the service was ordered by authorities back in November, led by Alderman Freek Ossel. So far, 200 “suspicious” homes have already been researched, and Dutch newspaper Parool reports that “if something was wrong while tourists were staying in the homes, [authorities] closed the houses and tourists were stranded on the streets of Amsterdam”. ...