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.

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...

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 ...

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...

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...

Dutch mortgages

Many different types of mortgage are available in the Netherlands and the most suitable variant depends largely on your personal circumstances and lif...

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...

Move to Amsterdam in 7 steps

Settling into Amsterdam life can be relatively straightforward, especially if you plan and arrange as much as you can before relocating. Check out the...