Terraced homes dominate Dutch housing sector

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Terraced, or row, housing accounts for 42% of Dutch housing stock, but this is largely due to building in the post war years, national statistics agency CBS said on Wednesday.

A further 36% of the almost eight million homes in the Netherlands are in apartment blocks and other multiple-occupancy buildings and 13% are detached properties.

This is well down on the figure prior to World War II when one in five homes was surrounded by its own land.

Terraced houses, which are quick and easy to build, are an ‘inheritance from the 1960s, 70s and 80s,’ the CBS said. Most are found in Zuid Holland, Noord Holland and Brabant.

People wanting to buy a detached home have the biggest choice in rural parts of the North.

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