How to buy a bathroom in the Netherlands

A new bathroom Sometimes, you have the feeling that you are overwhelmed because there are too many choices. If you are planning to buy a bathroom in the Netherlands, you can have this feeling. Where do I start? What is normal here? What do I need to expect? In some...

Tiny house in the Netherlands in 5 steps

Why this blog? A few weeks ago, I saw a post on Facebook. An international couple was asking for help because they dreamed of a tiny house in the Netherlands. They read already some things, but it was complicated to oversee the process. Everything was written in...

Documentation about your house

Paperwork Many of us don’t like paperwork. But we get enthusiastic about it, why? Because you can learn so much by reading it well. I once visited a friend of mine who had a leakage, and the documentation of their house helped to see what was the problem behind...

Buying a newly built house – the advantages

Out of my own experience, buying a newly built house in the Netherlands can be quite challenging. For me the most challenging was that I had an idea in my mind, but it didn’t always was the reality. For example: we waited a lot longer before our house was ready,...

Living in NL – service costs of your house

Last year I got the interesting question from an international friend: “We received a letter and it said: “afrekening service kosten” (reckoning service costs) we will get a refund, but have we not paid too much? And what is in there anyway? Is that common of living...