Guiding tours in Amsterdam
These information pages can help you get started in learning about some of the laws and registration requirements that may apply to your experiences on Airbnb. These pages include summaries of some of the rules that may apply to different sorts of activities, and contain links to government resources that you may find helpful.
Please understand that these information pages are not comprehensive, and are not legal advice. If you are unsure about how local laws or this information may apply to you or your Experience, we encourage you to check with official sources or seek legal advice.
Please note that we don’t update this information in real time, so you should confirm that the laws or procedures have not changed recently.*
Generally speaking, you do not need to have a special licence or registration to provide guided visits of public areas or monuments in Amsterdam. You may, however, need authorization to provide guided tours of private buildings, public buildings or attractions, for boat trips (see the next section), or to provide tours in certain areas of the city. Check with the City of Amsterdam, or the relevant authority, for more information.
Hosts organizing or providing tours of Amsterdam by boat may need to register, obtain licenses, and follow specific rules that apply. More information can be found at [Experiences involving Transportation]. This section is not intended to be comprehensive, check with Waternet and Amsterdam City Hall for the rules that may apply. The website of the Transportation Department may also be useful.
Is there anything else I should know when I organize guided tours?
Yes. Hosts who have questions or are otherwise unsure and need further information should contact their local city authority, or seek advice from a legal professional. You may also consider consulting an insurance broker or specialist to find out what coverages you may want to take out.
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