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Buying a house just outside of Amsterdam city limits: a smart move

There’s no denying the appeal of Amsterdam. A metropolis. By all standards. Immensely popular to reside in, to work there, to live it, and to visit. So far, so good. But what if you want to move there and actually make it your home city – how on earth could you possibly make that happen? Because buying a house in Amsterdam has never been as … Continue reading Buying a house just outside of Amsterdam city limits: a smart move

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‘Haarlem, pearl of the Randstad’

‘Haarlem, pearl of the Randstad’ Haarlem has been one of the most popular cities in the Randstad for years, with a varied number of shops, the nearby beaches and dunes, and good public transport. Although the market slowed down during the housing crisis, the sharp declines that were visible in other parts of the Netherlands did not occur in Haarlem. In the past few years, … Continue reading ‘Haarlem, pearl of the Randstad’

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City-centre: ‘A close look at the introduction of perpetual leaseholds’

Martijn Peters, Peters en Partners City-centre: ‘A close look at the introduction of perpetual leaseholds’ Our real estate agency Peters en Partners is located on the Keizersgracht, close to the Leidsestraat. We get to see the changes that this bustling, lively area is undergoing on a daily basis. We’re observing the Rode Loper taking shape, the fact that residents and users believe that the Noord-Zuidlijn … Continue reading City-centre: ‘A close look at the introduction of perpetual leaseholds’

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‘Amstelveen: village life with a touch of Amsterdam’

Henk Burger, Henk Burger Makelaardij ‘Amstelveen: village life with a touch of Amsterdam’ This year’s Woon Amsterdam report, which provides an insight into the current situation of the owner-occupied housing market in Amsterdam, came with an additional publication on the theme of Amsterdam and the Metropolitan Area. This is no coincidence, of course. Due to the pressure on the housing market in Amsterdam, bordering municipalities … Continue reading ‘Amstelveen: village life with a touch of Amsterdam’

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‘North nuts?!’

Babette Peters, Peters-De Jong Makelaardij ‘North nuts?!’ The popularity of North Amsterdam is still growing. The times of being slightly embarrassed when telling people you’d bought a house ‘on the other side’ are long gone. The North is hip and booming. And that goes for more than just the new developments on the bank of the IJ river and the age-old popularity of the quintessential … Continue reading ‘North nuts?!’

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‘Uithoorn and Aalsmeer: the affordable alternatives for Amsterdam’

Chris van Zantwijk, EKZ Makelaars ‘Uithoorn and Aalsmeer: the affordable alternatives for Amsterdam’ House hunters who find Amsterdam too expensive are looking for alternatives in the vicinity of the Dutch capital, resulting in price hikes in bordering areas, such as the city of Amstelveen on the South side of the city. This movement is now continuing in the direction of the Amstelland area, where Uithoorn and … Continue reading ‘Uithoorn and Aalsmeer: the affordable alternatives for Amsterdam’

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‘Influx of Amsterdammers to ‘t Gooi continues’

MVA estate agent Ellen Mouthaan, Ellen Mouthaan Makelaardij ‘Influx of Amsterdammers to ‘t Gooi continues’ Amsterdam and ‘t Gooi are only twenty kilometres apart, as the crow flies, but they are two different worlds. Amsterdam’s hectic real estate market, with its fast-increasing prices, has pushed many Amsterdammers to look for a better housing-for-money deal elsewhere, which often happens to be in ‘t Gooi. This increase … Continue reading ‘Influx of Amsterdammers to ‘t Gooi continues’

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‘Heemstede in top 5 for quality of life’

‘Heemstede in top 5 for quality of life’ For years now, Heemstede has made the top 5 in Elsevier’s yearly compilation of the best municipalities for quality of life. This isn’t surprising; it has beautiful lanes, recognisable 1920s and ‘30s architecture, and ample of greenery, space and quiet. Heemstede is not only a town with character, but also a central location to live; you’re in … Continue reading ‘Heemstede in top 5 for quality of life’

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‘Hidden gem New West discovered once and for all’

‘Hidden gem New West discovered once and for all’ The Sloterplas was once dug to extract sand for the surrounding garden cities, but nowadays it forms the heart of Amsterdam’s New West borough, together with the Sloterpark surrounding it. And a beating heart it is, with a beach, plenty of restaurants and cafes, sports facilities, festivals and dance events. Moreover, it is only 4.3 kilometres … Continue reading ‘Hidden gem New West discovered once and for all’