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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Apr 21, 2023

Summary: The most desirable neighborhoods in Amsterdam, Netherlands are the Jordaan, De Pijp, Oud-West, Oud-Zuid, and the Plantage. The average cost to buy a nice 2 bedroom home in Amsterdam is around $500,000 USD, and a nice 3 bedroom home is around $700,000 USD. These properties typically include modern amenities such as updated kitchens, bathrooms, and living spaces. They may also include balconies, terraces, and gardens. Foreigners are allowed to purchase property in Amsterdam, but there are certain restrictions. For example, foreign buyers must obtain a permit from the Dutch government before they can purchase a property. When searching for a home to buy in Amsterdam, expats should consider their budget, desired location, and the type of property they are looking for. They should also research the local real estate market and consult with a real estate agent to help them find the best property for their needs.

How do I find a place to live in Amsterdam?

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

"When looking for a place to live in Amsterdam, it is important to consider your budget, desired location, and the type of accommodation you are looking for. There are a variety of options available, including apartments, houses, and rooms in shared accommodation. You can search for available properties on websites such as Pararius, Funda, and Kamernet. Additionally, you can contact local real estate agents who can help you find the perfect place to live. Additionally, you can look for short-term rentals on websites such as Airbnb and Booking.com," remarked one member in Amsterdam.

"Only way to do it, df-amsterdam, excellent and friendly friendly people. They don't charge you for every silly question you have," explained one expat living in Amsterdam, 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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