11 January 2022
Buy or rent a house in the Netherlands
Sezer Yilmaz

Should I buy or rent a property in the Netherlands?

When moving to the Netherlands, it’s essential to decide whether you will rent or buy a house.

Benefits of buying

1. Buying is a cheaper solution in the long term.
2. You build equity when owning a home.
3. Your monthly costs are lower than renting.

Benefits of renting

1. Flexibility to leave.
2. No maintenance costs.
3. Short term solution.

Many internationals also want to know it is a good time to buy?

Yet, the most important to understand your needs and preferences. A vast majority of the internationals who come to Amsterdam for work or study are keener to rent. In contrast, professionals who have been living in the Netherlands for a long time are more open to getting a mortgage. If you have doubts, we recommend you check a simple comparison tool below.

Reversed mortgage calculation

The calculators are made available to you as self-help tools for your independent use and are not intended to provide financial advice. We cannot and do not guarantee their applicability or accuracy in regards to your individual circumstances. All examples are hypothetical and are for illustrative purposes.

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Sezer Yilmaz
Egle Kemezyte
Growth Marketer
Robin Uijtdehaage
Client Director & Financial Specialist
Lisa Grondsma
Financial Specialist