Central station

Hello Amsterdam!

Is Amsterdam the new London or New York? In terms of popularity and rising housing prices, the city can certainly compete with these metropolises. But our capital is a village, of course, when compared to the surface areas of the great global cities. Is it always going to stay that way? Or will Amsterdam, too, become a true metropolis one day? Are you interested in … Continue reading Hello Amsterdam!

Winkelcentrum Amstelveen

‘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’

Amsterdam Noord

‘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’

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‘East Amsterdam connects’

‘East Amsterdam connects’ East Amsterdam is a very diverse and dynamic borough, containing something for everyone. Along the Amstel on the Weesperzijde, around the Oosterpark and in the Watergraafsmeer you can find some stately buildings. The Dapperbuurt and the Indian neighbourhood are typical working-class neighbourhoods that were developed at the end of the 19th century. The neighbourhoods Jerusalem and Betondorp are a product of the … Continue reading ‘East Amsterdam connects’

Bouw houthavens Amsterdam West

‘The Houthavens: a striking addition to the city’

‘The Houthavens: a striking addition to the city’ In the past year a lot has been written and said about the housing market in Amsterdam: increasing prices, Airbnb, investors buying up the city and the arrival of foreign companies and their employees who are also looking for housing. Both nuanced reports and complete nonsense have been spread around – mostly via (social) media – and … Continue reading ‘The Houthavens: a striking addition to the city’

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‘Once in Purmerend, you’ll never want to leave’

‘Once in Purmerend, you’ll never want to leave’ Because the set-up of Woon Amsterdam has changed this year, for the first time there is attention for the area surrounding Amsterdam, too, called the Metropolitan Area Amsterdam. When thinking about the area surrounding Amsterdam, Purmerend soon springs to mind. When you think about Purmerend as a non-Purmerender, you probably think about Brit Dekker and the terror … Continue reading ‘Once in Purmerend, you’ll never want to leave’