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Expat – living in Amsterdam and Amstelveen

As an expat, chances are that you have not bought real estate before, at least not in Amsterdam or even in the Netherlands. The amount of information you will find when researching your possibilities may be daunting.

There are many things to consider, such as:


  • Taxes, fees, and costs of buying a property;
  • The proper procedure of obtaining a mortgage;
  • Whether or not you may apply for the 30% ruling tax advantage;
  • The status of your residence permit;
  • Your intentions with the property: to live in it or to rent it out;
  • Any number of technicalities with regard to the property itself: constructional state, possible required permits, service fees, the association of property owners (VVE, Vereniging Van Eigenaren), etc.

Expat – finding Amsterdam and Amstelveen houses

All of these factors become relevant only after you have set your sights on a certain property. When you are still puzzling over where exactly to look for real estate for sale, you will run into an entirely different set of considerations.

When your search begins, take into account:


  • What will be your budget and which expenses should you keep in mind;
  • Where will your actual place of work be located;
  • What kind of atmosphere should your new neighborhood have;
  • What requirements do you have with regard to facilities in the neighborhood, such as childcare, supermarkets, parking facilities or public transportation, schools, sporting facilities, etc.


Owing to our years of experience in this area, at Voorma & Millenaar we have perfected the procedures. We know the city like the back of our hands, and can therefore guide you expertly into finding your ideal housing, with everything that entails. We can get the technicalities out of the way, so that you can focus on your pleasure of living.

All-in-one package deal

At Voorma & Millenaar we offer an all-in-one package deal: finding the desired property at the location that is right for you, matching the right mortgage, dealing with the notary firm, getting you in touch with the right constructional contractors, and any and all of the details that require specialist knowledge.