Dutch have proven to consistently be the most open-minded, innovative nation around. The latest: unlike New Amsterdam (ahem, New York), Amsterdam embraces AirBnB on the following grounds:
"A phenomenon like holiday rentals fits a city that values freedom of choice and connecting to the rest of the world. It also makes better use of the housing stock, can be a touristic economic stimulus, and apparently fills a need of today’s tourists. Because of this, apartments are not empty during absence and the city’s tourist offering is more diverse. It also fits the strong development of social media and the tourist preferences to “live like a local.”(Amsterdam, 2013)
Keep innovating, Amsterdam. Source: Collaborative Consumption.