The Rental Market in the Netherlands

In the Netherlands, we have a member organisation, whose contact information you can find in the right column. Here, as a service to anyone interested, we have also collected facts and information about the housing market in general, and rental market in particular. Most of the publications and links are based on other sources, and the authors themselves are responsible for that information.

The Private Rental Sector in the Netherlands

For more information about the private rental sector in the Netherlands, please download our PDF-file about the private rental sector in the Netherlands.

Reports and Publications

The Dutch Government announced its plan to send an Agenda Stad (the Dutch Urban Agenda) to parliament in 2015.

This Agenda Stad comprises measures to strengthen growth, quality of life and innovation in Dutch cities.

About the Woonbond and Rental Housing in the Netherlands

Published 2004.

Balance Between Landlord and Tenant?

“A comparison of the rent regulation in the private rental sector in five countries”. By Marietta Haffner and Marja Elsinga, 2007.

Changes and Path Dependency in the Social Housing Sector in Austra, France and the Netherlands (1889-2008)

By Claire Lévy-Vroelant, Christoph Reinprecht and Frank Wassemberg.

Dutch Social Housing in a Nutshell

Published by the Dutch Association of Social Housing Organisation, 2013.

Investing in the Dutch Housing Market

Published by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations, 2014.

International Union of Tenants Opent kantoor in Brussels

Published 2007 (in Dutch).

Sammenliknende Analyse av Nordisk Husleielovgivning

Published by Oxford Research, 2011 (in Norweigan).

The Dutch Private Rented Sector

Published by Jonathan Fitzsimons – the Knowledge Centre for Housing Economics, 2013.

The Netherlands: Woonbond Report

Published by Nederlandse Woonbond, 2013.

Visions for Social Housing: International Perspectives

Published by the Smith Institute, 2008. Chapter 7.

Tenant links about the Netherlands

The government of the Netherlands on Rented Housing


Tenants Association for Amsterdam


Tenants rights in Amsterdam



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