How to maintain a house in the Netherlands?

You buy a new house, so you don’t have to do much to maintain. May I tell you a story? It has been 3 years since we moved into our newly built house. And we received a binder full of information on how to maintain the house. After half a year they advised to...

Safe house in the Netherlands? Keep burglars out!

As a student I lived half a year in a caravan. One weekend I was visiting my parents, and I received a phone call. The caravan was a ravage. The cause: burglars. I never felt so unsafe in my life. That’s the reason why I write this blog. So let’s start to...

Which flooring do you choose? Laminate, tiles or …?

Many ex-pats are surprised when they notice that many Dutch houses are sold unfurnished. And even when you rent a house, you probably need to think about curtains, flooring and furniture. In this blog more information about flooring in the Netherlands and the costs...

Handyman, construction company or architect?

When you just bought a house, your house is too small, or you just want to adjust your house, this blog is written for you. Because who do you need in which case? What does a handyman, construction company or architect in the Netherlands? In general, you can say: a...

Solar panels on a Dutch house – worth investing?

Solar panels, what a difficult subject. When we bought our new house, we knew that the next step to make our house more sustainable would be placing solar panels on the roof. At that moment we hesitated. Why? One of the neighbours had a lot of trouble with leakage...

After moving – part 1 maintaining a house

  I was really surprised. So people in your country do maintain their houses just a little? This came up during an interview with an international expat friend. She said: “They buy a house and attach that to their wishes and then just do only what is really...