Heat pump in the Netherlands

High energy prices Our house is heated by district heating. This way of heating is getting more common in the Netherlands. There is no connection with gas in our house. Although wood is used to heat our house, the prices in 2022 went up. For me, the energy prices are...

Costs for a house owner in the Netherlands

Every year, around February, I expect a bill is coming to our house. It’s not a surprise any more, but every year I think: which amount would it be this year. And then, in May, the next one is coming. Of course, it is easy to complain about this, but I choose to...

11 questions to ask your real estate agent

Let’s start with a story. A few years back, we were planning to buy a house. In the third house we visited, we were thinking to start bidding. But before, we had a second viewing planned. And it was time to ask the real estate agent some extra questions! What...

Wallpaper, the endless possibilities

Heavy and hot. That’s what I remember of a summer job in a paint shop. The buckets full of paint, the books full of wallpaper. But I also remember the endless possibilities of wallpaper, paint and curtains together. Why would you choose wallpaper? For me,...

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...