The city of Amsterdam has introduced regulations for short-term rentals between private individuals. These regulations also apply to the home exchanging sector.
You need to do this before March 1st 2024:
Until that date, if you don't have a license and registration number yet, you can continue organizing exchanges and welcome your guests.
This formality is free and will only take a few minutes.
If you also rent your home on a rental platform and already have a registration number, you need to reveal this registration number on your HomeExchange profile (as described below) and you do not need to apply for a new one.
You will instantly receive your registration number by email, which you'll need to enter on your home description in the "Additional information" section.
1- Click on "My Account" (top corner right of your screen)
2- Then go to "My Home" on the drop-down menu
3- Scroll through to the "Additional information section" and indicate your registration number
A holiday rental permit is temporary. The permit is valid until April 1 of the following calendar year, regardless of the date of application.
In 2023 the permit costs €48.10 and must be valid at the time of your next exchange.
You pay the fee immediately by iDEAL or credit card when you apply, and you will receive a confirmation by email. You will also receive the permit by email within an hour.
The home you are making the request for must be your main residence: you must be registered as living at this address in the Personal Records Database (BRP) of the municipality of Amsterdam. All other residents referred to on the permit must also be registered at this address.
You may use a maximum of 30 rental/exchange days per calendar year
This rule is for both renting and exchanging.
For example, if your home is also advertised on a rental platform and you rent it for 5 days in January through this platform, you will only have 25 days left for the year in which to receive HomeExchange guests
You must notify the City each time you welcome HomeExchange guests to your home
You must notify every finalized exchange as a host by using this link.
If you need to cancel an exchange as a host, you can use this link.
A tourist tax is to be paid by your guests
We are currently in discussion with the city of Amsterdam to get more information on that point. We will update this FAQ and inform you as soon as we know more.
A maximum of 4 people may be accommodated
With the exception of families with more than 2 children
You can only rent and exchange your main residence
Secondary homes and homes rented from housing corporations (which are known locally as corporatiewoning) may not be used for tourist rentals or exchanges.
Your home or houseboat must meet fire safety standards.
From 1st January 2025: The rules will be enforced by the city of Amsterdam.
You can find more information about the procedure on the city of Amsterdam's website.
- If you try to rent or exchange your home in Amsterdam without a registration number you may be fined €8,700.
- If you do not have a registration number and you do not report the number of nights of a holiday rental (or exchange) in advance, you will be liable to pay a fine of €8,700.
- You can be fined up to €21,750.
If you prefer to cancel your membership, you can contact us, and we will refund you a prorated amount.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact our member service for help as it is important to comply with these rules.