Buying real estate in the Netherlands

When you find a suitable freehold property in the Netherlands a purchase agreement should be drawn up binding both parties. A notary will often be used for this. The sale is transferred under separate contract by an official notary who will conduct searches at land registry and register new ownership.

It is also possible to enter into an option right to buy a property or have the first right of refusal on that property.

Solicitor / Lawyer

It is advisable to use a solicitor/lawyer or notary to draw up initial contracts and liase with the official notary.


Legal transfer costs should amount to a tax of 6% of the properties market value or purchase price, collected by the notary on completion and this can also apply to property stock holdings.
Notary fees will be around 1.5% and will incur V.A.T on top at the current rate of 17.5%.
Real Estate Agent fees will vary between 1.5-2.5%.
When V.A.T has been charged on newly constructed property, registration duty is not always due.

Property Tax

Real Estate tax is charged annually by local authorities. This local tax is charged on ownership or use of property and is based on the market value or square footage of the property. These taxes vary between districts and will normally be reviewed after five years. Some other small local service charges exist.


Amsterdam Airport Area, Schipol Airport

B&S; Rental Service Utrecht

BaseNet Wonen, Nederland

Bonaire Vacations Kralendijk

Briefcase HomeTIp, Amsterdam

Broeders Makelaa

Bernard Hulsman, HuisTeKoop, Dutch

De Leeuw Makelaardij, Nederland, Nederland/English

De Boorder Bedrijfshuisvesting Makelaars

ERA Netherlands, Nederland

Estate Makelaars, Rentals, Sales, Property Management

FG International BV, Inspection

Find A Place to Live in Amsterdam

Fixet, Nederland

Forepark Business Park near The Hague

Huis BV Makelaardij, Wassenaar, Nederland/English

Herman van Prooye, Holland Real Estate Publishers BV, The Hague

Hugo Lingeman, Amsterdam

International Business Service rentals and sales agent

Jan de Groot, Makelaarshuis, Hilversum

Jones Lang LaSalle, Real Estate, English/Dutch

Joubert Realty

Koopwoningenregister, Zijderveld, Nederland

Makelaardij Groningen

Marnix Schoeman, International BV, Veenendaal

Max Lindeloo, Dotcommodator, Driemond

Markus Makelgoodrdij, Rotterdam, Dutch

Nicolai Bessems, Makelaardij Bv, Dutch

Niels Meisen, Spanis Estate, Amsterdam

NVM, Nederlandse Vereniging van Makelaars, Nederland

Pinxter Real Estate and Investments

Rappange Makelaardij BV, Amsterdam

RE/MAX Makelaarshuis, Dutch

Riffort Village development in Willemstad

Slettenhaar Makelaardij

Steens Beheer

Sunbelt Realty

Vastgoedsites, Dutch Property Pages, Uden

WOON accent, Nederland

Wouter Slettenhaar, Housingonline, Amsterdam