Program Manager at Economic Affairs, City of Amsterdam
Femke works as a project manager for the City of Amsterdam, at the Economic Affairs Department. Her focus is on innovative projects, such as freezones, and experiments with blending of shops and bars. She also works on agreements with platforms, for example onprivate holiday rental (when people are renting out their homes to tourists). The City of Amsterdam concluded an agreement with Airbnb on educating their hosts about the rules of Amsterdam, enforcement, tourist tax, preventing illegal rental and exchange of data.Amsterdam adopted a proactive attitude towards the sharing economy and therefore encourages activities in the sharing economy that will benefit innovation, social inclusiveness, entrepreneurship and sustainability.