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Rental agencies in the Netherlands
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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.
Living in The Hague
The Hague, the Netherlands' 3rd largest city, is divided into districts and neighbourhoods, which ensure diversity and different housing options for expats.
Living life in Rotterdam
Rotterdam, the Netherlands' second largest city, is divided into districts and neighbourhoods, which ensure diversity and different housing options for expats.
Amsterdam neighbourhoods guide
Amsterdam, the Netherlands' capital, is divided into numerous districts and neighbourhoods, which ensure diversity and different housing options for expats.