moving

Settling into Amsterdam life can be relatively straightforward, especially if you plan and arrange as much as you can before relocating. When moving to a new address within Amsterdam or the Netherlands, it is important to notify the municipality. It’s also good to know that there are a number of relocation agencies offering a wide range of services.

Insurance

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

Opening a bank account

To receive your salary and pay expenses you need to open a bank account. You can go to a bank in person, but the majority of banks in the Netherlands ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Deregistration

Before leaving the Netherlands, a number of matters need to be dealt with. One is deregistering from the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie P...