Amsterdam’s canals became cleaner and more peaceful in 2014. There are now more environmentally-friendly boats on the canals, and the total number of boats has decreased. Intensified and targeted enforcement also resulted in fewer reported cases of unlicensed passenger transportation. These changes are evident from the Canal Monitor (Grachtenmonitor) 2014.
The City of Amsterdam, knowledge institutions and the trade and industry sector are keen to dramatically boost the opportunities for rapidly-growing start-up companies. As such, Alderperson for Economic Affairs Kajsa Ollongren (D66) will collaborate with these parties on a new action programme entitled StartupAmsterdam.
The City of Amsterdam and Airbnb today announced an agreement that will promote responsible home sharing and simplify the payment of tourist tax for hosts in the city.
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