housing

Finding a place to live in Amsterdam is one of the most important decisions you will make – whether you're a new arrival or just looking for a change. It’s important for everyone who buys or rents a home in the Netherlands to know their rights. However, with research and the right advice, you can find your perfect home in a popular market. When searching for accommodation, there are three possibilities: public housing, private rentals and buying property.

Water, gas & electricity

In the Netherlands, most pipes and cables for gas, water, sewage, telephone, internet and electricity are buried beneath the street. Electricity is pr...

Telephone, internet and TV

After finding accommodation in Amsterdam, television, Internet and telephone are often among the first things to be arranged, all of which are now ava...

Insurance

In the Netherlands, there are many types of insurances to cover all manners of mishaps. Though these insurances are not compulsory, some – like ...

DigiD

Many official organisations and businesses in the Netherlands require you to use a digital signature called ‘DigiD’ in order to access the...

How to file your taxes

Seeing that blue envelope from the Belastingdienst (tax office) drop through your mailbox may feel somewhat daunting, but filing your taxes in the Net...

Buying property in Amsterdam

If you’re planning on staying in the Amsterdam region for three years or more, then one option may be to buy a property. Despite strong competit...

Rental deposits in Amsterdam

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

Additional rental costs

Many additional housing costs are not covered by the basic rent. These costs are, however, strictly regulated in the Netherlands. Many tenants (especi...