Housing for Expats in The Netherlands


Finding the perfect home is not easy in the densely populated Netherlands. Here’s how it works;

  • It’s a sellers’ market now in the Netherlands, and housing is in high demand.
  • Competition for housing in popular areas is fierce, so be ready to act, bid and sign quickly.


You can find the following information about “Housing for Expats” in Expat Survival Guide 2024:

  • Rent or Buy?
  • Finding a home
  • Renting
  • Buying
  • Rules and Regulations in the Netherlands
  • Costs and contracts
  • Tips & Important terms
  • Housing for Students
  • Short-term housing options
  • Arranging a mortgage

Housing service providers

At Corporate Housing Factory, we offer today’s business traveller contemporary serviced apartments for temporary stays in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Eindhoven. Always conveniently located with easy access to the city center, main business areas, airports and public transportation. Combine the amenities of a hotel with the comfort of your own home.

Corporate Housing Factory

Our highly qualified team is ready to give you their utmost support in finding the right place (rent or purchase) without any worries and with good results. We are personally involved during the whole process and we will provide you with professional, friendly and honest service. After-sale advice is part of our service.

Lindy Nikken Real Estate

Pararius is the largest independent website for rental properties in the Netherlands. Pararius brings together tenants and landlords. Hundreds of professional organisations offer their available rental properties on Pararius. Visitors of Pararius can easily search the large selection of rental properties and then contact them by email or simply just by calling.


The MVA Certified Expat Broker is the number one quality label for brokers who are specialised in helping internationals finding their new home in the Netherlands. We are the only certified organisation in the Netherlands that focuses on housing internationals in our country. Besides that, we are also partner of IN Amsterdam, International Welcome Centre Utrecht and The Hague International Centre.

MVA Certified Expat Broker

If you are searching for a company that can provide comprehensive housing solutions, such as; renting, buying, selling, renovating, mortgages, investment opportunities in both NL and International or any other housing-related needs, we are here for you! Whether you are relocating to or already settled in the Netherlands contact us for a personalized experience with clear and prompt communication.

Dutch Real Estate Company

De Raad Woonmakelaars is there for you if you are looking for a rental property in The Netherlands. We are a small team, which enables us to have a personal approach which is tailor made to your wishes.

De Raad Makelaars

Our low-pressure, personalized service features a unique combination of native English and Dutch speakers who understand your needs and specialize in working with expats.

27 House Real Estate

We are an independent notary office in The Hague with expertise in family law, real estate, and business law, where customization and efficiency are paramount. We can act as an impartial notary or advisor for wills, living wills, home and mortgage, cohabitation agreements, prenuptial agreements and legalization of documents.

Van Buttingha Wichers Notaries

We understand how complex it can be to find and secure a place that meets your needs. Our expertise, top-notch service, and dedicated team are sure to make your relocation a breeze. It’s our goal to help you find the long-term rental of your dreams anywhere in the Netherlands. Furnished, unfurnished, modern, classic, vibrant, or calm – we make sure to find a home that fits with your lifestyle.

Corporate Housing Living

Peter Bruin Makelaardij and International Housing Service are certified real estate agents and appraisers with more than 40 years of experience in the real estate business. We specialize in finding the perfect luxury real estate for expats in Amsterdam and its surroundings.

Peter Bruin Makelaardij

The Element Amsterdam offers 160 suites with either a Studio or One Bedroom layout designed for extended stays with room to stretch out. Enjoy the comforts of home including a kitchenette and large flat screen TV. Our upscale experience starts in our cozy lobby and common areas to our restaurant.

Element by Westin hotel Amsterdam

Metropole Makelaardij is de makelaar voor de Metropoolregio Leiden-Den Haag-Rotterdam en biedt haar klanten een intensieve en persoonlijke begeleiding bij zowel de aankoop van uw droomwoning, als de verkoop van uw huidige woning.

Metropole Makelaardij

ServicedApartments.nl is your go-to platform for temporary housing. Serviced apartments offer a more comfortable alternative to hotels, by offering travellers independence, space and a taste of local living. Whether you’re managing your company’s travels, you’re a relocator, individual business traveller, or moving abroad with your family; we are ready to find your perfect apartment.


We provide advice to those who wish to work and live in the Netherlands and also to (overseas) companies who do business in the Netherlands. We are familiar with all the specific rules and regulations and we can provide a wide range of tailor-made services ranging from relocation – housing tax services (rental and purchase), residence/working permits, settling-in services in the Netherlands.

Tulip Expats Services

Our goal is to keep expats happy. We are at their service 24/7. We offer top-quality residences in the best locations in all major Dutch cities and we do our best to truly take care of expats. Our quality of service is second to none. We also take care of the expat. Our expat state of mind is not limited to finding them a nice place to live, we also offer a wide range of support services.

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