Evert Weidner: Apartment homes in Amsterdam are great!

Whether you would opt for a tiny basic Old-West vintage studio-apartment or a full-serviced 200 sqm design loft with canal view, nothing beats an Amsterdam apartment home, says ExpatPurchase founder Evert Weidner: apartment homes in the Amsterdam area are great!

From its earliest days, Amsterdam has been a bustling hub of commerce, welcoming other cultures with open arms. This lovely canal-side city has a lot to offer, not only when visiting as a tourist but also when actually choosing to settle.

The city of Amsterdam looks back on a long and fascinating history, and today the “Amsterdammers” can be proud on a rich cultural life and a diverse population. The city’s districts and areas are hugely varied – each has its own charm and character and its own unique offering of architecture, shops, parks, schools, hotels, restaurants and cultural activities.

According to Evert Weidner apartment homes in Amsterdam are enabling people to have a fantastic quality of life.

Moving to a new city is always an exciting step, and if that city is in a new country it makes it even more adventurous. But Amsterdam makes it easy for newcomers to settle in: a cosmopolitan spirit, rich cultural life and large international community come combined with a compact size, you’ll find your way around with ease.

To rent or to buy, that’s the question

In the current economic situation, you’ll find there’s less competition when looking to buy than when renting. You’ll have both significant tax incentives and the long-term benefits of owning your own home. On top of that, interest rates are at a historic low, making mortgages appealingly afordable.

Monthly payments for your mortgage could be significantly lower than rental payments for a similar property, especially if you take into account the Dutch mortgage tax relief. In general there are no limitations to foreigners owning property in the country. Looking at the longer term, the Dutch housing market is expected to continue strengthening over the coming years, thanks to continuation of low interest rates, an increased consumer confidence and improving economic conditions.

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