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Most expensive house in Holland gets €4.5m price cut

Monday 03 October 2011

The owner of what was the Netherlands' most expensive house has cut €4.5m off the price tag after it has been on the market for over a year, the AD reports on Monday.

The 12-room Laren mansion, complete with swimming pool and thatched roof, had been up for sale for €13.5m, without any takers but is now listed with a price of €8.95m.

The price cut means it now shares the honour of being the country's most expensive home with the 17-room De Ransuil country house in Aerdenhout.

© DutchNews.nl


Readers' Comments

not in any way surprising. yesterday the US government announced that US housing prices will not rise until after 2020! anyone want to guess what we will read in the Dutch news soon? take a wild guess....

By Bill | 3 October 2011 12:45 PM

Bill: I don't think the US will have to wait that long...only until we have a competent president in office, 2017 at the latest and 2013 at the earliest.

By Sam | 3 October 2011 4:24 PM

Sam: if the US votes one of the Repubican candidates into office it will be 2050 before anything good happens in the US economy. I sure hope we don't regress as a nation into another Bush era of global stupidity. The current Republicans make George W. look like a genius! Really sad.

By Bill | 3 October 2011 6:15 PM

Oh, please tell me there will be a new president in office by 2013. I don't think the US or the world can stand another 4 years of Obamaism. What in the world was and is he thinking???

By Pam | 3 October 2011 7:34 PM

Sam: all this mess was created by bush's policies! it's quite difficult to clean the s**t of an ignorant and incompetent president!

By andrea | 3 October 2011 9:09 PM

Realistically the most expensive house in the Netherlands is the one you signed a 30 year mortgage for, could not keep up the payments because you were made redundant, forced to sell at a loss, but still have to keep paying for years to come...and now live on a camp site with your 3 kids in a caravan, on the brink of separation from stress.

17 rooms? wonder what the annual taxation is, same as in Hollywood? :P

By The visitor | 3 October 2011 9:35 PM

Who owns that house the Queen or Willem? Maybe a banker? It has to be someone who has used the tax payers money to buy it I guess?

By PhysicsMan | 3 October 2011 10:04 PM

I agree, Sam.
All it will take is a competent president running the show in DC.

By InventorNC | 4 October 2011 5:19 AM

I agree, Sam.
All it will take is a competent president running the show in DC.

By InventorNC | 4 October 2011 2:39 PM

I made 3 interactive Infographics showing the trends in the Dutch housing market over the past 12 months :


By Jos Deuling | 4 October 2011 4:56 PM

@Sam...a very simplistic comment. You watch too much Fox.

By Ames | 4 October 2011 7:05 PM

Sam: 2017 at the latest and 2013 at the earliest. Wishful thinking at best. A competent president is not God and he cannot create jobs. The banks and politicians run the countries to suit their best interest which is making money for themselves, outsourcing jobs and laying off workers who got them to the position of power where they are now. China is another problem yet to unfold.

By Jon | 5 October 2011 1:06 AM

Good luck Bill with your wishful thinking !

By Tom | 5 October 2011 11:47 AM

I hope, that we do not have to wait till 2017 to get a competent president in office, by that time it might be entirely too late to get the US back on track.
I live in California and this state is on the verge of bankruptcy, in Riverside county where I reside, we have an unmemployment rate of 12%, which is higher than the national average, and we have also the highest foreclosure rate in the real estate market.
We need help now, and having to wait till 2017 will only bring us more economic disasters.

By ilse | 6 October 2011 7:43 AM

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