Useful links for renting a house in the Netherlands

Contacting owners

By contacting house owners directly, you can avoid paying both subscription and commission fees.

Nevertheless, note that the whole procedure can be time-consuming and you should be aware of spam ads.


Short stay

Check out our list of short stay rentals and serviced apartments in the Netherlands.

Online housing ads

There are specific sites exhibiting online ads for available rooms as well as search engines.

Search engines
- IamExpat Housing
- Pararius

Finding a room
- Duwo
- Kamertje
- Kamers
- Kamernet
- Rooming

Rental agencies in the Netherlands

Most rental agencies in the Netherlands ask for commission (one month's rent) and deposit (one or two months' rent) in advance. Also note that subscription fee may be required too.

Find rental housing agencies in the Netherlands

Partner Pete: Connecting your home utilities in the Netherlands

Partner Pete sets up basic utilities and services for expats in the Netherlands including gas, water, electricity, TV, internet and more.

How to manage your Dutch apartment while living abroad

Want to rent out your Dutch property while you're abroad? With good management it can be relatively easy. Here's an overview of factors to remember.

Airbnb update: rules, tax and short-stay rentals

Recent reports reveal Amsterdam's new short-stay rental rules are not effective. Learn more about continuously evolving holiday rental practices.

The best places to live in the Netherlands

For the tenth year in a row Amsterdam has been rated the best place to live in the Netherlands, with the other cities of the Randstad not far behind.

Rents increasing as number of available private properties falls

The average rent in the Netherlands has gone up while the number of private homes available for rent dropped by nearly a quarter compared to last year.

House prices rising, rents expected to rise too

The most recent news on the housing market indicates that prices are finally rising, while expectations increase that rents will do the same.

Social housing becoming too expensive for low-income renters

Social housing prices have risen an average of 100 euros per month in Amsterdam and Utrecht, which makes it harder for low-income families to find housing.

Renting in the Randstad more expensive than buying

An examination of rents and square metre prices for houses in the Ranstad shows that it is now on average cheaper to buy than rent.

The perfect Dutch neighbourhoods for your family home

Moving to the Netherlands with your family? Check out which Dutch neighbourhoods offer the best schools, day-care, entertainment and a welcoming atmosphere!

Highest rent increase in the Netherlands since 1994

In July residential property rents in the Netherlands increased by the largest amount in twenty years.


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