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Real Estate in Leiden, The Netherlands

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 16, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Leiden, Netherlands are the city center, the Pieterswijk, the Haarlemmerbuurt, the Buitenwatersloot, and the Rapenburg. The average cost to buy a nice 2 bedroom home in Leiden is around $400,000 USD, and a nice 3 bedroom home is around $500,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as central heating, double glazing, and a modern kitchen. There are no restrictions on foreign ownership for properties in Leiden. An expat looking to buy a home in Leiden should start by researching the different neighborhoods and their amenities. They should also consider their budget and the type of property they are looking for. It is also important to contact a local real estate agent who can provide more information about the local market and help with the search.

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How do I find a place to live in Leiden?

We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"One of the best ways to find a place to live in Leiden is to search online for rental listings. Websites such as Pararius, Funda, and Kamernet are popular rental websites in the Netherlands and offer a wide variety of rental listings in Leiden. Additionally, you can search for rental listings on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Additionally, you can contact local real estate agents who specialize in rental properties in Leiden. Finally, you can also check local newspapers and bulletin boards for rental listings," explained one person living in Leiden, The Netherlands.

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About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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