Amsterdam to Implement Largest Tourist Tax in Europe


October 5. Amsterdam will increase its city tourist tax next year, cementing its status as having the highest in Europe.

The tax will increase to 12.5 percent in 2024, according to the city, which approved the measure on Tuesday. This will go into effect for travelers staying overnight or visiting on cruise ships.

Travelers will pay an average tax of €21.80 ($22.91) per night with an average room rate of €175 ($183.90), according to the city. That’s an increase from the previous average tax of €15.25 ($16.03) per night. The tax for cruise passengers will also rise from €8 ($8.41) to €11 ($11.56) per person, per day.

The new increase will mean Amsterdam stands alone as having the highest tourist tax in the European Union, according to DutchNews. It is also the fourth highest in the world.

Source: Travel and Leisure

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