Short-term rentals in and around Amsterdam
If you're looking for accommodation in Amsterdam for seven or more nights, short-stay apartments are a surprisingly affordable alternative to hotels and can offer a unique way to experience the city. Private holiday letting allows locals to rent out their home or houseboat while they are away, to a maximum of four guests up to 60 days a year. There are strict rules* to this form of private holiday rental to ensure that your stay is safe and comfortable - so make sure you're aware of the rules and choose an accommodation you trust.
Make sure that you book your stay with a bona fide host. Don’t hesitate to ask your host if he or she complies with local rules, and do take a close look at the pictures of the apartment. Does the accommodation look like someone lives there, or like a home that is rented out permanently? In that case it may be an illegal holiday rental. Apartments for more than four people are always illegal. The municipality enforces actively on illegal accommodations. Do note that tourist taxes always have to be remitted. If you feel unsure as to whether an apartment is being rented out legally, take a look at the official guidelines here* (*website in Dutch so please use your browser's 'translate' function in order to access the information in English).