City tourism: Operators Update

April 2018

The high season is just around the corner. We continue to monitor new regulations or measures that cities, destinations and attractions introduce or propose related to capacity management and booking arrangements. We welcome input from members and try to help them solve the operational problems that may arise. Please have a look at this brief update; we will share any other relevant updates as and when they arise.


There is an update in regards to the proposed coaching policies we informed you about last month: for the time being, all coaches with a specific destination in the city centre can still drive through the city to get there, but coaches only passing through will not be allowed to do so anymore. A new system, by which coaches would require a specific exemption to enter the restricted area, will not be implemented before 2020, so far as we understand. By following this link you can view the latest update from the city – scroll down to read the English version, more information available about road works, closures and availability for coach parking.

Night-time traffic restricted in the city centre – Wallen area
As a result of the new measures drawn up in consultation with local residents, businesses and the taxi sector to minimise traffic, noise and disturbance during weekends, traffic will be restricted within residential areas. For details and further information, please refer to

Public transport tickets in Amsterdam
Ahead of the opening of the new metro this summer, please follow this link for information about commissionable rates for multi-day tickets valid on all public transport.


The Last Supper, by Leonardo da Vinci
The visit of this famous fresco has always been problematic, given the high demand for tickets and very limited availability. In order to try to improve the system, and after listening to the valuable suggestions of some of our members, we are in contact; as soon as we have any updates we will share these with you.

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