Do you need a bit of help arranging your housing in the Netherlands? Whether your queries are related to finding the right real estate agent or the right rental agreement, the answers lie in this section.

Maybe you are not quite into the details yet, and are still pondering whether ‘to rent or to buy’ your new home in the Netherlands. Many factors play into this decision, from the current state of the market to your financial situation. Our article will help you weigh up all the pros and cons. Naturally, ‘Tax consequences’ come into the equation too, so we have outlined and explained them for you here.

Are you leaning towards ‘renting a place in the Netherlands’? Take a look at the types of properties and contracts you have on offer, and how to handle the procedure, here.

Buying a home is extremely exciting. However, it comes with some pretty big decisions and quite a bit of paper work. Our section on ‘buying a house in the Netherlands’ will lead you through the process step by step.

Once you have decided to go ahead and purchase your housing, you will want some advice on ‘taking out a mortgage in the Netherlands’. You can explore all your options below.

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