Bed and Breakfast
Bed and breakfast means providing temporary accommodation and breakfast in a home for a fee. If you want to start a Bed and Breakfast or already have one (without a licence), you must meet a number of conditions.
Conditions for a Bed and Breakfast
You need a permit to run a Bed and Breakfast. If you meet the following conditions, you can apply for an environmental permit (“Acting contrary to spatial planning rules”):
- a maximum of 30% of the total combined ground floor area of the home (including the annexes and outbuildings), up to a maximum of 50 m², may be furnished for the facility
- a maximum of four sleeping places in no more than two separated rooms may be used for overnight accommodation
- the operator is the main resident and must actually live there
- the rooms form part of the main building or an annex or extension forming part of it
- advertising in the form of 1 name indication or logo with a length of no more than 1 metre and a surface area of no more than 0.50 m² in the form of non-protrusive facade advertising is permitted and such signs must not be illuminated
- the activity must not lead to parking and traffic congestion
- the activity must not cause nuisance or inconvenience to the residential environment
- The assessment of the degree of nuisance should also include the type of housing and the character of the neighbourhood or district
- sufficient storage space must remain in or near the home
Laws and regulations
- Policy rule “Bed and Breakfast in Leeuwarden 2016”
You can view the laws and regulations of the City of Leeuwarden via the national facility Overheid.nl.