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Finding a place to live

Should I buy or rent a house or apartment in the Netherlands?

I want to rent or buy a property. Can you advise me how to find one?

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Which neighbourhoods are popular for expats?

Most foreigners settle in the Randstad, which is the name for the areas that encompass Amsterdam, Haarlem, Leiden, The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht. Many international corporations are located in this region, as well as international schools, shops, churches and social clubs. Within the Randstad and in other parts of country, like Maastricht and Eindhoven, there are many options for various living spaces. Areas surrounding the international schools are usually very popular with expats.

What are the types of housing in the Netherlands?