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Renting a house in the Netherlands

For assignments of less than three years, in the current market, it is usually better to rent. Rental costs are fixed, contracts can be ended if you need to go back home, and the headaches of repairs and maintenance are the property owner's responsibility. 

Renting a house in the Netherlands
Housing: Renting a house in the Netherlands

Is it better to rent or buy in the Netherlands?

For assignments of less than three years, in the current market, it is usually better to rent. Rental costs are fixed, contracts can be ended if you need to go back home, and the headaches of repairs and maintenance are the property owner's responsibility. Also, there is no loss through having to resell before your costs can be covered, nor the hassle of waiting for the property to sell should the market be slow again.

Is it better to rent or buy in the Netherlands?

How much is house rent in Netherlands?

To rent a 1-bedroom apartment in the center of a Dutch city costs around 1100 euro per month. Outside the center this will cost around 850 euro per month. In a city like Amsterdam these prices are considerable higher. 1-bedroom apartment in the center of Amsterdam costs around 1550 euro per month. These prices are for apartments that are not rent controlled.

How much is house rent in Netherlands?

Dutch Rental websites

To find a rental property in the Netherlands and you don’t want to use a Rental Agency you can visit these Dutch rental websites.  

Pararius
Funda
Kamernet.nl (for flatsharing)

Rental Agencies in the Netherlands

The housing market in the Netherlands has been exploding the last years. Cities like Amsterdam and the Hague has seen an increase in selling price and rental prices. A Rental Agency can help you look for an apartment for a reasonable price and can advise you which neighbourhood could be better for your budget to life in.

Rental Agencies in the Netherlands
This page was last updated: 10/12/2022.