Welcome to The Netherlands!
Since 2011, SOLID NET VASTGOED has been at the forefront of the real estate market in Amsterdam.
The Expat Center in North-Holland is available for your assistance,
we have been the central hub for expat residents who live or work in the North Netherlands.
Whether you are looking to purchase in a property or need help selling your current home,
we will work with you to provide you with the best deal.
We aim to provide rapid and smooth introduction to emigrant and their families through comprehensive information regarding the services and activities available in the area.
Housing in the Netherlands its easy, do not hesitate to contact us!
Do you need help?
Do you want to make buying, renting or selling your property as stress-free as possible?
We offer a clear, rapid, and welcoming approach to expats and their families in the real estate of Great Amsterdam.
With our full service we will get you the best possible deal.
Get to know us today!
Purchase process program in 5 steps
About the buyer (Determine the wishes of the buyer, type of housing…budget)
Explanation of purchase process
About our service and fees
Determine starting point, and start your plan to buy the house of your dreams... don't hesitate!
The benefits of having a
real estate expert
Are you EXPAT and do you want to achieve your goal in the housing market in the Netherlands, but don't know where to start?
Let us help you find housing in Amsterdam, below you will find all the services we offer, based on our experience and proven success, we know how to help you successfully buy your property in the Netherlands, do not hesitate!
Contact us today if you have any questions or special requirements.
The Netherlands is a place to live and work as an expatriate.
As a popular destination for foreigners, many expats find it easy to adapt to the Dutch way of life. Expats in the Netherlands can vote in local elections if they have a residence permit to live here. They also rank Amsterdam, Utrecht, and Amstelveen, all in the province of the same name, in order of popularity and satisfaction with city life.
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We value your property
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Things to know if you're an expat in the Netherlands
There are a lot of things you need to know about living as an EXPAT in the Netherlands:
● As an expatriate, you need to find a suitable mortgage
In the Netherlands, purchasing real estate is one thing, but obtaining an expat mortgage may be a difficult and frustrating process. For this reason, it’s good to have a great understanding of all the mortgage options available to expats on the Dutch market.
If you want to get the best deal, you need to know how each type of mortgage works so that you can make an informed decision. You should be aware that in the Netherlands, you may not have as many options for obtaining a mortgage if you are an overseas buyer.
A Dutch bank or a mortgage broker can help you apply for a mortgage. Of these two, however, expert counsel from an accredited mortgage broker is an option if you’re not sure what type of interest rate is appropriate for you. This is especially true for overseas customers, who have fewer options.
● Finding long term accommodation
For expatriates looking to stay longer, it’s better to think about purchasing property however it might take months. Renting a home if you’ve recently relocated to the Netherlands or plan to stay in the nation for less than three years is the next option. In the Netherlands, 40% of the population lives in a leased home, however, the majority of these homes are government-subsidized. In addition to the high cost of renting privately, obtaining a lease isn’t always simple. Utilising the services of an experienced middleman might help you avoid potential pitfalls.
Homeowners enjoy tax advantages and cheaper monthly mortgage payments than renters, but the transaction expenses are high: about 5% of the purchase price.
● Utilities in the Netherlands
When you buy or rent a home, it’s common to enter into a new agreement with the business that provides your heat and light, commonly known as the energy provider. Many foreigners find it difficult to sort through the various deals and pricing available.
This includes the cost of utilities like water and electricity, as well as the cost of phone and internet service if you live in the Netherlands. You’ll have to start a new contract if it’s not included or if you’ve purchased a property.
The water company you use depends on where you reside. Privatisation has made it possible for consumers to select their preferred electricity or gas provider from a variety of options.
● Paying taxes
To be a Dutch taxpayer, you need to submit an annual tax return in April and obtain a burgerservicenummer (BSN). This can be done online. As a percentage of total tax revenue (between 8.9 and 52%), income tax on income, employment, and house ownership is the primary source of revenue (30%). Among the many deductions and levies, there is a 30% bonus for foreign personnel with specialised skills. An employee migrating to the Netherlands can get 30% of their wages tax-free from their company. The 30% facility is the name given to this facility.
Property tax (between 0.1 and 0.3% of the property’s value) is another common tax in the Netherlands, as is inheritance tax and corporate tax (20 to 25%, depending on profits).
● Required insurance in the Netherlands
Additionally, persons who own or start a business must get additional insurance coverage supplementary to the necessary health insurance. A life insurance policy and a liability insurance policy may also be purchased (taken out by 95% of the Dutch population). Liability insurance is required before you may get behind the wheel.
● Culture and social life
The laid-back, liberal, and multicultural nature of Dutch culture is well-known worldwide. Amsterdam’s nightlife is well-known, but the Netherlands offers a wide range of other activities and sights to see. Dutch museums, for example, are world-class.
Once you’ve settled in the Netherlands, you can find a variety of support groups and organisations based on your country, way of life, or line of work.
● Finding work in the Netherlands
Expats who have relocated to the Netherlands have a wide range of employment options available to them. Finance, IT, and engineering all have a significant need for qualified workers. The Netherlands is home to several international and multinational corporations, as well as employment services that specialise in placing foreign nationals in the country.
In the Netherlands, workers from the European Union and the European Economic Area (EEA) do not need visas to work, while those from outside the EU/EEA do. Anyone who needs a work permit and changes jobs must notify the Dutch immigration agency (IND).
What is your plan for the future?
If this is your first time moving abroad, the procedure will be daunting, and if you've done it before, you already know what to expect.
For expats looking to rent long-term accommodation or buy property, we are your right real estate agent, and we know how to make this process easy.
Getting housing in the Netherlands is easy, and we know how to help you...we have a high rates of success!
Regardless of where you are in the relocation process, feel free to contact us!
How can expats buy property in Netherlands?
Before you start looking for a home, it's wise to know what your financial options are.
How much money can you borrow and what are the monthly costs? You can easily calculate this first step online, but it's always more realistic to schedule an appointment with a mortgage advisor.
Currently it is possible to finance up to 100% of the "value of your new home". Remember that you must finance all additional costs yourself. So figure out how much of your own money you need, too.
Once you talk with this agent,
you will see the light of the tunnel!
They are quite experience and they always give you appropriate suggestions when needs (why? because you don't need to get worried about everything at the beginning). Just connect and share your dream to them, they will help you to make it come true!
"Thank you Jorge at Solid Net! I chose to look for an apartment in Utrecht and within one month, we had found somewhere and won our first bid. Jorge has the magic touch! His advice and expertise was invaluable. He was super quick to communicate on the phone and WhatsApp, came to every viewing and appointment (even to the notary) and made the whole process not just smooth, but enjoyable from start to finish. You will always find a friendly smile with Jorge, in person, and on the phone. In fact, now I will have to buy another apartment so we can work together again. 100% go with Solid Net if you're an expat looking to buy in the Netherlands!"
I found a room in 3 weeks.
I can only recommend.
Jorge made the impossible happen in a very difficult housing market. Ahead of our arrival in the city we now have a rental that fits all of our criteria. We really appreciated his responsive communication and follow-ups with landlords to finally close a deal.
I was looking for an estate agency that could help me relocate from London to Amsterdam. Solid Net was the only agency that offered to get on a call with me straight away and explain the whole process and the challenges of finding a house in Amsterdam. Solid Net was there to provide me daily with new options that became available on the market, book and attend viewings, placing offers, all the way to finding the right flat for me. Exceptional service by Jorge, helpful, honest and very responsive. Highly recommended for expats looking to relocate to Amsterdam.