real estate

Pauline Krikke
May 29 '18 16:50

Mayor Pauline Krikke was personally involved in a controversial real estate deal involving capital building Noordeinde 64/64A - next to Noordeinde Palace, the Telegraaf reports based on documents the newspaper received from The Hague municipality after calling on the Freedom of Information Act.

According to the newspaper, the building was sold for an amount far below appraisal value to well-known handbag designer Omar Munie. He wants to develop luxury apartments and a shop with atelier in the building.

Jan 2 '18 10:01

Crowdfunding, crowd financing, and crowd investing in the Netherlands showed strong growth of 31 percent last year compared to 2016 figures when 170 million euros was raised. A total of 223 million euros was raised through Dutch crowd initiatives last year, which financed over 5,300 separate actions, according to an analysis from

Aug 7 '17 15:55

Dutch real estate magnate Frank Zweegers was arrested on the Italian island of Capri on Thursday. During a routine check on a number of luxury yachts, the Italian authorities discovered that there was an European arrest warrant against Zweegers, who is wanted in Belgium for bribing a highly placed police officer, the Volkskrant reports.

For Sale signs (Source: Wikimedia/Andy F)
Jan 10 '17 09:40

Last year was a good year for real estate in the Netherlands. In 2016 investors spent a massive 13.15 billion euros on Dutch real estate, breaking the 13.15 billion euros record set in 2007, on the eve of the global property bubble burst, Financieele Dagblad reports based on figures from real estate advisor CBRE.

According to the newspaper, the record year can be attributed to a combination of an abundance of capital, a lack of alternative investments, the exceptionally low interest rates and a strong economic recovery. 

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Jun 13 '16 16:45

Expensive Amsterdam real estate is of little interest to foreign buyers so far, according to a study by the municipality. Of the 2,411 Amsterdam homes worth over 1 million euros sold since 1990, only 2 percent ended up with foreigners

Feb 25 '16 12:07

Empty buildings of bankrupt retailer V&D and other empty stores may be used to house asylum seekers should the need arise. The central agency for the reception of asylum seekers COA is seriously considering the possibility

For Sale signs (Source: Wikimedia/Andy F)
Jan 27 '16 17:00

Low mortgage rates are one of the main drivers of the rapidly growing Amsterdam real estate market, said Ger Hukker, chairman of the real estate brokers’ association NVM in the Netherlands. He also believes that the lower price tag, compared to other capitals like London and Paris, is a big draw for expats.

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Jan 18 '16 16:24

An Amsterdam bar tycoon won the bidding war for the city's most expensive residential property. Won Yip blew away all other bids with an offer of 16 million euro for the 1,400 square meter penthouse in the Pontsteigergebouw, far more than the 10 million euro price tag it was speculated to have.

For Rent
Sep 30 '15 12:10

By way of an adjustment to the points system, thousands of tenants will be looking forward to a reduction in their rent by up to 200 euros. Housing associations and commercial landlords are not obligated to take these initiatory obligations strictly upon themselves, Housing Association spokesperson Marcel Trip van de Woonbond told that tenants should not assume that their rent would automatically be lowered, they themselves should conduct home inspections and submit this to their landlords.

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Sep 22 '15 17:30

There are too few rental properties in the centers of Dutch cities available on the private market for under 1,000 euros, according to a new joint report from property management firm Vastgoedmanagement Nederland (VGM) and the Netherlands Association of Estate Agents (NVM). Released on Tuesday, the report says that far too often people looking legitimate "middle-of-the-road" rental units are quickly diverted to the outskirts of these cities.

A Virtual Tour
Apr 22 '15 15:51

Realtors working with Dutch real estate listings website Funda can now give virtual 3D property tours to home seekers, the site said Wednesday. The concept is built around Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles, which brokers may use to guide potential buyers through a home without actually visiting the property.

Housing Market
Apr 9 '15 14:13

Amsterdam's housing market has shown a decline compared to that of the national market. In the first quarter of 2015, Amsterdam home sales totaled 2,490, which is 21.3 percent lower than in the last quarter of 2014, reports Het Parool. National sales were up by 19 percent from the first quarter of 2014, though down by 16.9 percent with respect to the last quarter of the previous year.

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Nov 17 '14 13:59

he Land Registry announced on Monday that the number of home sales increased in October by 44.6 percent, compared to the same period last year.

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Oct 9 '14 14:42

The average house price decreased with 0.3 percent last quarter compared to the previous quarter. The slight decline comes after three quarters of rising prices.

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Oct 2 '14 15:09

On Tuesday, September 30th, the police arrested four people at a commercial building on Kalmoesstraat, Eindhoven, on suspicion of trafficking in narcotics.

For sale sign in front of a house. (Source: Twitter/@MurphyMeyer)
Aug 21 '14 17:17

Prices for existing houses in July were 1.9 percent higher than July 2013.

Club Trouw Amsterdam (Source: Twitter/@ADE_NL)
Aug 20 '14 16:10

Amsterdam club Trouw will be danced in for the last time on January 3rd. Trouw is the first club to be granted a 24 hour permit by the city of Amsterdam and is situated in the former printing press of the Trouw newspaper.

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May 14 '14 11:49

The Rabobank is counting on it that housing prices will rise this year. The bank's economic office is saying that sale homes will on average become between 0 and 1 percent more expensive this year, and between 1 and 3 percent more expensive next year, according to a report from the biggest mortgage office of the Netherlands.

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Feb 4 '14 10:37

Almost one in five homes in the Netherlands were sold with a lost last year.

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Jan 17 '14 09:09

Fitch reaffirmed its triple-A credit rating for the Netherlands on Friday, a decision based on the country's "strong underlying economic, institutional and credit fundamentals," the organization said. However, weak GDP growth predictions contributed to a negative outlook.

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Dec 19 '13 09:00

CBRE Global Investors said it has completed the sale of six office buildings in the Netherlands on behalf of the CBRE Dutch Office Fund to real estate funds managed by Blackstone, Property-Magazine reports.

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Dec 18 '13 17:44

The Hague is the only large Dutch municipality that has lowered its property tax rate for the users of non-residential property or business premises in 2014, according to the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW).

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Oct 21 '13 18:02

House prices were down 4.1% in September 2013, compared with same month in 2012, CBS announced Oct. 21.

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Apr 3 '13 16:56

The number of houses sold in March has increased compared to the previous two months.


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