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.

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...

Short stay policy

Short stay is the rental of non-subsidised housing (with a rent above €710.68) for periods from seven nights to six months. Short stay renting is popu...

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...

Overview of housing rights

It’s important for everyone who buys or rents a home in the Amsterdam Area to know what their rights are. What do you do if there is a conflict ...

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...

Change of address

When moving to a new address in the Amsterdam Area, notify your local municipality (gemeente) no earlier than one month before and five working days a...

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...