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Amsterdam Reviews B&B Rental Ban in Certain Neighborhoods

Residential property stands on the bank of the river Amstel in Amsterdam.

Residential property stands on the bank of the river Amstel in Amsterdam.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg
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Amsterdam ups the ante in its attempt to keep the city livable with a new set of proposals that could mean an outright ban on holiday rentals in certain areas.

The Dutch capital is investigating whether the quality of life in certain neighborhoods has come under so much pressure that it might warrant banning holiday rentals in parts of the city, according to a statement on Wednesday, ahead of discussions in the municipal council later this year. Such a ban could be implemented if the review indeed shows such levels.