Simon Smith | Manager, Operations and Destination Engagement | 31 May 2019


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 (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 title of the destination.

While best efforts have been made to verify the accuracy of the information on 31 May 2019, the information displayed on this page should be used as guidance only.


All types of accommodation
(no maximum nights unless stated)
Net Cost of Room (excluding 9% VAT and breakfast) Gross Cost of Room (including 9% VAT and breakfast) € per person, per night Some Exemptions
Amsterdam 7% Carers
2019 regulation
3.25% None for tourists
Eindhoven 3.5%
Rotterdam 6.5%
The Hague
(max 21 nights)
4.45 Children under 13
Utrecht 6%
Hotel Star Rating  Some Exemptions
 (per person per night)           
2019 regulation
2.73  3.39  4.11 4.89 5.59 None for tourists


Amsterdam € per person Applicable to Exemptions
Port of Amsterdam webpage
8.00  Sea and River cruise passengers  Children under 3
0.66 Passengers on sightseeing canal boat and bus tours

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