BUYING 2017-12-01T13:38:08+00:00


Many internationals decide to buy a house after paying rent for 12 months or so. The monthly cost tends to be lower when owning a house, but most people buy property for investment reasons when putting down roots in the Netherlands.
Buying a house abroad is never easy. It can be stressful and daunting when you are not familiar with the Dutch housing market. The legal ins and outs and required steps to protect yourself can be challenging when having to deal with a language barrier and rules and regulations you’re not familiar with.
With our knowledge of the local housing market we can guide you through the entire process making sure you’re able to buy you dream house. Our service goes beyond buying a house and we will help you with all topics that require help or explaining.


Are you interested in buying a house or an apartment?
Let’s meet!

  • Together we will create a search profile for you
  • Based on the requirements in your profile we will start providing you property listings
  • You let us know which properties you like best and require a viewing
  • We will accompany you to the viewings and value the property for you
  • All the documentation about ownerships associations (VvE), leasehold (erfpacht) and any possible restrictions etc
  • We will negotiate the best possible price and conditions on your behalf
  • After you’ve signed the purchase contract, we will help you with all the paperwork
  • If required we can help you with moving companies, renovations, utilities and your tax return

Although buying a house in the Netherlands seems like a simple task, it might not be such one for an expat. Coordination of all professionals involved is the service for which he was hired, but if problem occurs like in my case with the mortgage advising company, you can definitely count on him for help!I hired a mortgage adviser who was not responsive and almost cost me the 10% bank guaranty for not presenting the documents needed in time. I can only say that without Sjouke’s dedication, not only that I wouldn’t been able to own a house, I would also probably suffer a financial lose.

Oded Joseph

“We have met Sjouke just when we decided to buy a house in Amsterdam. And he was the one who made us familiar with the whole process and how it works. Sjouke introduced us to the right bank and guided us through negotiations, taxation, appraisal report, construction check etc. He also gave us precious insights in the Dutch market and managed to find the right people to make some changes to the property. Sjouke offered a 100%-service which we highly appreciated. We would definitely recommend his work and experience as it made our buying process smooth and successful.”

Alex Gilbert