Airbnb agrees to limit private rentals in Amsterdam

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  • Blue Print by Dutch light designer Reier Pos is seen projected on the Nautical Museum, rear, as Arco, an art work by Austrian artist Teresa Mar is seen in the foreground, both installations are part of the Amsterdam Light Festival, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The festival opens on Dec. 1, 2016, and ends on Jan. 22, 2017, the artworks are lit from 17:00 until 23:00, and for the Illuminade, a walking route, between 17:00 and 22:00 Central European Time. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    Blue Print by Dutch light designer Reier Pos is seen projected on the Nautical Museum, rear, as Arco, an art work by Austrian artist Teresa Mar is seen in the foreground, both installations are part of the Amsterdam Light Festival, Netherlands, ... Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The festival opens on Dec. 1, 2016, and ends on Jan. 22, 2017, the artworks are lit from 17:00 until 23:00, and for the Illuminade, a walking route, between 17:00 and 22:00 Central European Time. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) (The Associated Press)

  • A swan approaches "15000 and more", an art work by Netherlands' based Studio Klus, part of the Amsterdam Light Festival, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The festival opens on Dec. 1, 2016, and ends on Jan. 22, 2017, the artworks are lit from 17:00 until 23:00, and for the Illuminade, a walking route, between 17:00 and 22:00 Central European Time. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    A swan approaches "15000 and more", an art work by Netherlands' based Studio Klus, part of the Amsterdam Light Festival, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The festival opens on Dec. 1, 2016, and ends on Jan. 22, 2017, the artworks are lit from ... 17:00 until 23:00, and for the Illuminade, a walking route, between 17:00 and 22:00 Central European Time. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) (The Associated Press)

  • The Lace, an art work by Choi+Shine Architects, based in Brookline, MA., U.S.A., is suspended over Herengracht canal as part of the Amsterdam Light Festival, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The festival opens on Dec. 1, 2016, and ends on Jan. 22, 2017, the artworks are lit from 17:00 until 23:00, and for the Illuminade, a walking route, between 17:00 and 22:00 Central European Time. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

    The Lace, an art work by Choi+Shine Architects, based in Brookline, MA., U.S.A., is suspended over Herengracht canal as part of the Amsterdam Light Festival, Netherlands, Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016. The festival opens on Dec. 1, 2016, and ends on Jan. ... 22, 2017, the artworks are lit from 17:00 until 23:00, and for the Illuminade, a walking route, between 17:00 and 22:00 Central European Time. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong) (The Associated Press)

Airbnb has agreed to limit private home rentals in Amsterdam.

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The Dutch capital and the online rental service said Thursday that they will work together to ensure that home owners can only rent out their properties for a maximum of 60 days per year, in a move designed to curb complaints about illegal hotels.

Amsterdam had introduced the limit earlier, but Airbnb says that from Jan. 1 its site will introduce automated tools to ensure homes aren't listed for more than 60 days a year unless the owners have a license.

Amsterdam alderman Laurens Ivens says the cooperation with Airbnb "gives the city a new and efficient weapon to tackle illegal hotels."

Airbnb says a typical host earns 3,800 euros ($4,041) by sharing their space for 28 nights a year.