Last updated 9 February 2021 | Rates reviewed for all destinations listed. Changes for Maastricht and to some exemptions.


The tourist tax (toeristenbelasting) is decided and levied locally by over 400 local governments (municipalities).

The tax is usually levied on visitors staying overnight in commercial accommodation, but Amsterdam also levy a day tax on cruise passengers (dagtoeristenbelasting) and an entertainment tax (vermakelijkhedenretributie known as VMR). See table below overnight/accommodation tax for information.


Below are selected destinations and further information can be found by clicking on the name of the destination.


Hotel accommodation
(no maximum nights unless stated)
Net Cost of Room
(excluding 9% VAT)
€ per person, per night Some Exemptions
(max 21 nights for €3 fixed rate)
7% + €3 per person Children under 16 for the €3 fixed rate (remain included in the cost of room)
Breda 2.75
Eindhoven 3.50
Haarlem 5.00
3.25 (Hostel)
Rotterdam 6.5%
The Hague 5.35 Children under 13
Utrecht 6%
Hotel Star Rating  Reductions Some Exemptions
 (per person per night)           
Maastricht 2.87 3.55 4.31 5.13 5.87 Youth Hostel rate 1.43


Amsterdam € per person Applicable to Exemptions
Dagtoeristenbelasting (Day) 8.00  Sea and River cruise passengers  Children under 3, Passengers who start or end their cruise in Amsterdam
Vermakelijkhedenretributie (VMR) (Entertainment)
English webpage and registration form
regulation (land)
regulation (water)
(and per tour)
Passengers on canal cruises, sightseeing bus tours, walking tours, bicycle tours

From 1 Jan 2022: also includes paid events and festivals within the city

Disclaimer: While best efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the information, the information displayed on this page should be used as guidance only.

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