What if I do not understand my Dutch rental contract?
Do not worry, Amsterdam Homes, provides a fully comprehensive translation of your Dutch rental contract in English as part of the service.
How much can I expect to pay on top of rent?
On average a 2 person flat will use around 30-40 euro per month for water, 120 euro for gas and electric, and then a cable internet package can be as cheap as 20 euro, or for a full package up to around 60 euro per month.
Can I leave my flat early if I lose my job?
Make sure you negotiate the diplomatic clause if you have a fixed initial rental period. With this clause if you need to move back home, with 2 months notice you can get out of your rental early.
My dream apartment is unfurnished, where can I find good stores to furnish my flat?
Amsterdam has a great Ikea store and online shops such as Coolblue deliver electronics for reasonable prices.
How much deposit can I expect to pay?
On average landlords like anything between one and three months deposit. Mostly though it is one month. Sometimes the more designer apartments or if you have a pet can ask for two.
What if I have a dispute with my landlord?
The legal desk on the Vijzelgracht offers a 30 minute free consultation on issues. The in Amsterdam center also has a question and answer desk to help expats solve these issues.
Can I park my car?
In some areas of Amsterdam there is a waiting list for parking permits, others there is no waiting list. Check with your agent before you sign your tenancy if having your car here is a must!