resources

There is a wide variety of resources to help you get settled into Amsterdam life, from English-language media to the Expatcenter’s very own ‘My First Month’ booklet. Explore the vast array of resources that will help you with housing, finances, work and other important official matters.

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 ...

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...

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...

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...