The Vereniging Eigen Huis or home-owners association is a vociferous lobby group. Set up in 1974 and with nearly 700,000 members, it claims to be the biggest organisation of its kind in the world. In 1974 the average house in the Netherlands cost just under €40,000 compared with around €280,000 in 2009.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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