Tips on Buying a House in the Netherlands

Tips on Buying a House in the Netherlands

Are you considering buying a house in the Netherlands? Owning property in the Netherlands, whether it’s in Amsterdam or another city makes good financial sense in the long term and it can be more beneficial than renting – depending on your mortgage arrangement. Finances aside, psychologically speaking there is no better way to start a new chapter of your life in a new city than owning your very own home. Here are 6 tips on buying your first House in the Netherlands.

Before you start looking for a house

Before you even speak to any real estate agents, and before you start browsing on or any other site, spend some time to think about your needs, your wishes, your lifestyle now and in the near future. You will not find your dream house, if you don’t know what your dream is!  

Find the Home that “Feels Right”

The components that usually lead to the “right” home are:

  • Location (close to work, schools, market, nature/parks, etc.)
  • Condition of the building (historic – listed, newly built, etc.)
  • Structure (will it accommodate your specific lifestyle needs?)
Arrange viewing

Before you make an offer it is for the best to arrange a detailed viewing of the place, gather as much information about the space, the building, the neighborhood etc., and absorb all the above so you can be safe by the time of your final decision.  

Organize a Building Survey

Especially if you are in a location where most houses are older than 50 years, a Building Survey will describe the condition of each element of the house, the urgency of repair and maintenance options.

If you are an Expat, Be in touch with an Expat Advisor

A professional expat advisor will assist you with serious bureaucratic procedures like:

  • Mortgage
  • Visa
  • Permits
Get A Cost Estimate

Before creating your dream interior it’s wise to get a Cost Estimate, an accurate budget to help you get a realistic preview of what is ahead of you. This will determine whether you get the best possible result for your project and in some cases, whether you can complete the project at all – at least the way you had it in mind, in the first place! Some take the time and effort to invest in creating a cost estimate for your renovation, that is the first step toward your successful project.   

Are you thinking of buying a house, renovating your current one, or just considering an interior upgrade?

Request your Cost Estimate from us Now. We will get in touch with you to gather all details and create a realistic cost estimate for you. Let us help you start your project on the right foot!

Design your dream house, make your vision for your lifestyle

Browse through our residential projects to get some inspiration!

Bonus: Move In!

To ensure this experience is a positive one, and that by the time you move in, you are not exhausted, 1 year late and out of money, make sure you get professional guidance throughout the project. From a great real estate agent to an outstanding architect, when you invest in the best help, you will end up saving money, time, and hassle overall.


If you are planning on buying a house in the Netherlands or renovating your current home and would like some help, get in touch with us. We would be happy to help with any questions you may have.



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“We would like to express our gratitude for the time you invested in helping us get to a clear picture.  Anna and I really appreciated the call we had with you, your responsiveness, and the great empathy that you exhibited throughout – we certainly felt very “well taken care of” when engaging with you.  On the practical side, we especially appreciated that there was the option to obtain robust bottom-up cost estimates for the construction itself (not every design architect offers this).”

-Private Client of AKKA



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