Amsterdam Neighbourhoods and Real Estate

Homebuyers who are shopping around the Amsterdam neighborhoods will find both properties for sale and places to rent. Those who want to buy an apartment in the central area of Amsterdam can opt for a 1-bedroom, 1.5-bathroom apartment situated in the historic center of the city. An apartment of 125 sq. meters, featured with a bicycle parking area and storage space, costs around €449,000. Apartments like this are offered with a spacious dining room and a good size living room, a fully equipped kitchen, a large master bedroom with a balcony and cathedral ceiling, a bathroom, and a smaller bedroom.

Another area to look for properties is Museum Square, especially if you are looking for Amsterdam luxury real estate. For the price of €6,000,000, you can buy a spacious 8-bedroom, 2-bathroom family villa of approximately 445 sq. meters. The villa consists of a large central hall, an elegant reception room, 8 bedrooms, a study, a washing room, and a cellar of 54 sq. meters. The property is featured with a garage and a fenced front garden. If the price is too high, but you are still looking for luxury real estate, you can buy a villa of 450 sq. meters for €3,400,000. You will get a renovated mansion with 5 bedrooms, a spacious living room, 3 bathrooms, and a fully fitted kitchen. The house has two fireplaces, parquet floors, and a spacious entrance hall with marble.

The Canal Belt or Canal District is a great place to buy a ‘canal house’. For the price of €2,940,000, you can find a 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom house of 310 sq. meters, divided into two floors. The house is featured with a large, sunny garden, possibility for staff accommodation, and possibility for parking. Houses like this are found in the historic centre of the city and close to many shops, museums, and the Central Station. If this is too expensive for you, you can opt for a 4-bedroom, 2-bathroom house of approximately 215 sq. meters for €1,475,000. The property is featured with a sunny roof terrace, a spacious living room with parquet flooring and a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen, and a kitchenette. Properties like this are found close to many nice shops and restaurants. Another option is to rent a place in the area. You can find an apartment with 1 bedroom, an open plan kitchen, and a separate toilet for €1,200 a month. For this money, you can expect to get a fully furnished property in an 18th century building, with a modern interior design. The apartment is featured with wooden floors and is found in an area with a vast choice of restaurants and many specialty shops. It is surrounded by the finest architecture around.

If you are looking into Amsterdam condos, you may shop around Binnenstad. A 1-bedroom apartment in this neighborhood, with an area of 24 sq. meters will cost you €89,000. An apartment close to the Jordaan neighborhood will cost you around €124,000. For this money, you will get a 1-bedroom apartment of 27 sq. meters, found in a central, quiet area. The Jordaan neighborhood itself is a nest of canals and tightly packed streets, found west of the city center and filled with professionals, students, and artists.

It should be noted that home ownership in the Netherlands was unusual until the 60s, while today, many seek to build or buy their own homes. If you are looking into Amsterdam real estate, it is worth investing in a property only if you will be staying here more than 3 years. Otherwise, the slow growth in prices and the costs involved may make the purchase less cost effective.