In Amsterdam, two sea containers have been leased on the street through Airbnb, AT5 reports on Sunday evening. It concerns a container in the Spaarndammerstraat and a container on the Pauwenpad in the capital. In the containers there were only some beds on the floor.
According to the city channel, the case started rolling through a Facebook message from Pretpark Amsterdam, a group that has been campaigning against the negative effects of tourism in the city for a long time.
Employees of the municipality of Amsterdam dragged the 'hotel' away on Sunday morning. After complaints from local residents, it turned out that the city district had not issued a permit for placing a container.
The municipality wants to recover the towing costs from the landlord, but has not yet been able to find him.
Tourist paid 134 euros for overnight stay
An unsuspecting English tourist recently paid a whopping 134 euros for the property. On arrival he was standing with an open mouth watching what he had spent his money on, he tells AT5 .
"We had already driven around three times with the taxi, we thought: this cannot be it. But when we got out it turned out that it was. We opened the door and looked inside, locked the door and went We took a hotel then, "said the Brit.
The victim made a report to Airbnb and demanded his money back from the landlord. He refused that. Airbnb eventually reimbursed the amount to the tourist.
Alderman Laurens Ivens (Wonen) tells AT5 that he will investigate the matter.
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