• IHG opens Europe’s largest Holiday Inn Express in Amsterdam

    Published on : Thursday, July 23, 2020

    Today, IHG Hotels & Resorts announces the opening of Holiday Inn Express® Amsterdam – North Riverside, the largest Holiday Inn Express® in Europe. Located on the northern shore of the IJ-lake, just a short free ferry ride from Amsterdam City …

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  • Yotel debuts in Amsterdam

    Published on : Monday, November 4, 2019

    The UK-hotel chain Yotel debuted in Amsterdam on Monday. The 202-cabin hotel offers a slick experience with an all-day dining concept, a stunning deck and one-of-kind outdoor cinema.     The hotel has been opened on the sunny bank of …

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  • Amsterdam increases tourist tax

    Published on : Friday, September 27, 2019

    Tourists will have to pay more tax in Amsterdam from next year. The Dutch capital has decided to add a levy of €3 per person (about US$3) – per night for tourists staying overnight in hotels. This will be in …

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  • KLM Royal Dutch Airlines to replace plane with speedy train

    Published on : Friday, September 20, 2019

      The KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has decided to minimize its five-flights-a-day service from Brussels to Amsterdam, replacing one with a high-speed train journey.     The service will be started in March 2020 and it will offer a competitive …

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  • Fuel crisis leads to travel chaos at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport; flights cancelled and delayed

    Published on : Thursday, July 25, 2019

    The fuel crisis at Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam on Wednesday afternoon led to flight delays and cancellations. More than 250 flights to and from Schiphol Airport have been cancelled because of the collapse of the fuel system.       About …

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  • Robust growth in Amsterdam hotels post ban on new developments

    Published on : Thursday, July 11, 2019

    In the past 10 years the international and domestic visitation to Amsterdam has grown by nearly 7%  and in 2018 hotels in the Dutch capital saw robust growth with RevPAR (rooms revenue per available rooms) up by 4%.     …

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  • Red light district ‘Human Window Displays’ in Amsterdam to end soon

    Published on : Friday, July 5, 2019

    Femke Halsema, the first female mayor of Amsterdam has taken the initiative to address ‘ the humiliation of women by large groups of tourists’.     Residents, business owners and women shared their opinion in interviews which further led Halsema …

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  • Eurostar ending its agreement with Deutsche Bahn

    Published on : Tuesday, May 7, 2019

    Eurostar, a high-speed railway service connecting London with Amsterdam, Avignon, Brussels, Bourg-Saint-Maurice, Disneyland Paris, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Paris, and Rotterdam ends its agreement allowing the passengers to travel from London, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.     The cross-channel high speed …

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  •  Red light district tours to be banned in Amsterdam

    Published on : Friday, March 29, 2019

    From 2020  Amsterdam will ban all tours of its red light district along with capping the number of people allowed on guided tours of the city’s medieval centre at 15 per group.   The Netherlands capital encompasses the red light …

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  • GRIF 2019 makes milestone move to Amsterdam for sixth edition

    Published on : Wednesday, February 20, 2019

    The Global Restaurant Investment Forum 2019 (GRIF), the annual meeting place for the international restaurant investment community organised by Bench Events, has partnered with NH Hotel Group to host its sixth edition, being held for the first time in Amsterdam. …

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  • Amsterdam taking new measures to control mass tourism

    Published on : Thursday, August 9, 2018

    Amsterdam, Netherland’s capital closes its red light district temporarily in order to clean the city.     Amsterdam attracts a great number of international visitors for its Red Light District and canal tours. Unfortunately, the number of international visitors is …

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  • Amsterdam wants to attract international tourists with rural tourism

    Published on : Tuesday, June 12, 2018

    The Zaanstad City Council is planning to take the advantage of Amsterdam’s popularity among the international tourists for its tourism promotion.     The tourism body wants to take advantage of Amsterdam’s popularity among tourists and the measures the Dutch …

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  • To save Amsterdam, tourism bosses slap fines

    Published on : Wednesday, June 6, 2018

    Amsterdam has introduced an attack against the vacationers in the Dutch city as anti-tourism sentiment extends all over Europe. Bosses have launched new set of laws to put off anti-social behavior from tourists in the midst of locals’ fears they …

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  • Amsterdam to ban Airbnb and raise tourist tax, tries curbing Disneyfication

    Published on : Thursday, May 17, 2018

    The happening city of cannabis cafes, red lights is likely to resort to stringent measures to curb ‘Disneyfication’ of this part of the world.   Inspired by the examples of Venice and Barcelona, the main political parties of Amsterdam have …

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  • NZ$75 million fund to be generated by tourist tax in New Zealand

    Published on : Monday, May 14, 2018

      Kelvin Davis, New Zealand’s tourism minister during a conference in Dunedin stated that a formal announcement of implementing a tourist levy is expected within a week.     The tourist tax is expected to create NZ$75 million fund for …

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  • First Eurostar’s train from London to Amsterdam debuts, sparks competition

    Published on : Wednesday, April 4, 2018

        The maiden voyage of the first passengers on the new Eurostar services started at 8:31 am  from London to Amsterdam, it left from St.Pancras and will reach Amsterdam in three hours and 41 minutes. There will be two …

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  • Jet Airways celebrating King’s Day in Amsterdam with substantial savings on bookings

    Published on : Wednesday, April 4, 2018

    Jet Airways, India’s premier, full service international airline, on its direct flights and along with its codeshare partners, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, is offering its guests substantial savings on bookings for travel to Amsterdam from Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai.   …

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  • Eurostar to launch high-speed train service between London and Amsterdam

    Published on : Friday, February 16, 2018

    Eurostar is planning to launch more travel options in April when it adds service between London and the Dutch cities of Rotterdam and Amsterdam. Commencing on 4th April, travellers would be able to take the train from St. Pancras station …

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  • City Airport’s Amsterdam service sees 16% year on increase making it the most popular route

    Published on : Tuesday, January 9, 2018

    Although there was a surge in demand for flights to and from cities like Amsterdam and Milan, London’s City Airport reported a flat figure of the passenger numbers in 2017.       Celebrating its 30th anniversary last year, the …

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  • Amsterdam is another European delight overrun by tourists

    Published on : Wednesday, December 13, 2017

    Of late various much-favored tourist destinations across the world including Barcelona and Venice has been confronting with a major backlash of overtourism. Currently, this has also reached Amsterdam.   Between 2006 and 2016, the number of overnight stays at hotels …

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