Expat Housing Services in Netherlands

Housing in the Netherlands is in short supply due to the high demand. The demand for rentals is increasing as the cost of purchasing a home has been getting higher, and in many cases there are long waiting lists for rentals. Because they are so hard to find, some rental properties are only advertised word of mouth, however, they can also be found advertised in the newspaper or on the bulletin boards found in Dutch libraries and supermarkets.


The price of rent for a one bedroom apartment in the capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam, might be around 800 euros a month. There are rent control laws on how much a landlord may charge. The government only subsidizes part of the rent when it is between 162 and 541 euros a month. Dutch rental contracts are often for an unspecified duration of time. The legal notice period for moving out is one month unless otherwise specified in the lease.


Some landlords will want to see proof of income. The refundable security deposit is generally equal to a month's rent, or to two months' rent in the case of a furnished apartment. Some utilities may be covered in the additional community fees that are charged.

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