Saturday 17 August 2019

Gap widens between cheapest and most expensive places to buy a home

Nowhere is a home cheaper than in Delfzijl. Photo: Gouwenaar via Wikimedia Commons

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. has been free for 12 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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