The gap between the cheapest and most expensive places in the Netherlands to buy a home has never been so wide, according to new calculations by national statistics office CBS and the land registry service Kadaster.
The average price of a home in Blaricum, near Hilversum, was over €900,000 – 6.3 times the average cost of a home in the Groningen town of Delfzijl (€142,000).
The €750,000 difference between the cheapest and most expensive places to buy is partly due to the different sorts of housing on offer. The top five – Blaricum, Laren, Bloemendaal, Wassenaar and Heemstede – have far more large detached homes than Delfzijl and the other cheaper local authorities, the CBS points out.
Three other Groningen towns – De Marne, Pekela and Oldambt – and Den Helder in Noord Holland complete the list of cheapest places to buy a home.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.