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Housing in Amsterdam

Read up on renting, buying property, mortgages and housing rights to help with finding your new home in Amsterdam.

Finding accommodation in Amsterdam 

Amsterdam is a popular market for housing, so finding a place to live can be a challenge. But with research and the right advice, you can find your perfect home in this beautiful town. When searching for accommodation, there are three possibilities: public housing, private rentals and buying property. If you’re only planning to stay for a short period, or need more time to find your perfect home, a short-stay apartment could be a good option. Finally, students planning to move to Amsterdam can find more information on student accommodation here.

More information on property in Amsterdam


Each area of Amsterdam has its own character and charm, and its own unique offering of schools, shops, parks, restaurants and cultural activities. And...

Utilities & maintenance

Once you've found accommodation in Amsterdam, you'll need to set up things like internet and TV, and know when and where to throw out the rubbish.

Finding student housing

Amsterdam is one of the most exciting cities to live in, and as a result, housing is in hot demand. We recommend that you start looking for your new h...

Rental deposits in Amsterdam

When renting accommodation in Amsterdam, it is typical that landlords require a deposit from the prospective tenant. The standard amount is usually on...

Tax allowances

Included in the tax allowances the Netherlands provides its citizens is the housing allowance: a financial contribution towards the cost of a rented d...

Advice and mediation

Amsterdam is a densely populated city and that can potentially lead to disputes or aggravation between neighbours at times. Fortunately, simply discus...