An Airbnb property advertised as a “cottage” in Amsterdam turned out to be a shipping container with mattresses on the floor.
British tourist Ben Speller had booked the listing, which cost around £100 a night, for a stay in the Netherlands last week.
He booked the property, described as a “clean home in Amsterdam with a private bathroom”, as a base during his trip to watch Tottenham Hotspur’s football match against a local team, Ajax.
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However, after heading to Pauwenpad, southeast of the city centre, he said he and his friends drove past the shipping container three times before realising it must be the property they’d booked.
“We thought, ‘This can’t be it,’” he told Dutch site AT5. “But when we got out it turned out that it was true.”
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