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Amsterdam Raises Tourist Tax to the 'Highest in Europe' - CNN

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Amsterdam Raises Tourist Tax to the 'Highest in Europe'

Excerpt from CNN

It already has one of the highest tourist taxes in Europe.

And from next year, Amsterdam will be requesting even more money from its visitors, potentially making it the highest on the continent.

The Dutch capital will be adding a levy of €3 per person -- about US$3 -- per night for travelers staying overnight in hotels.

That's in addition to the 7% of the room rate it currently charges.

The move means that a night in a one-star hotel in Amsterdam will almost certainly incur a higher tax levy than the top five-star hotels in other major European capitals.

Tim Fairhurst, director of policy for the ETOA (European Tourism Association), told CNN: "It will likely make Amsterdam's the highest overnight tax in Europe, on average."

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