2016

Navigating the Difficulties of Finding Expat Housing in Amsterdam

Amsterdam has broad-minded and independent people, making it an excellent place for outsiders. It’s, however, not easy to find rental homes as an expat in this city. The biggest challenge is that expats can only find rental homes in the private rental market, which comprises approximately 10 percent of the total number of available housing units. The reason for this tiny percentage is partly due to social housing, which accounts for 60 percent of the real estate market, and which is reserved for Dutch residents whose incomes are low.