Airbnb’s issues in Amsterdam have been ongoing; in fact, an investigation into the service was ordered by authorities back in November, led by Alderman Freek Ossel. So far, 200 “suspicious” homes have already been researched, and Dutch newspaper Parool reports that “if something was wrong while tourists were staying in the homes, [authorities] closed the houses and tourists were stranded on the streets of Amsterdam” [translation:TNW]. Now, things appear to be escalating quickly: reports are surfacing that next week a team of civil servants will go out on the streets to look for illegal hotel activities. Government representative Eikelboom has reportedly stated that “it’s not unlikely that teams will check whole streets simultaneously.”
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