Saturday 06 June 2020

Got something to say about the Dutch housing market? ICAP needs you

Finding a decent place to live can be a major headache in the Netherlands, and an expensive one at that.

The International Community Advisory Panel, set up to try to improve the dialogue between the international community and city officials, is carrying out a new survey on housing – to identify bottlenecks and hopefully bring about improvements.

The results of ICAP’s previous survey on housing in 2017 led Amsterdam city officials to adjust their strategy towards aiding international workers find somewhere to live. It also helped dispel myths about how much expats can afford to pay in rent, and revealed the popularity of home ownership.

But a lot has changed since then. New rules have been brought in to regulate flat sharing for example, and the shortage of affordable housing continues to grow.

ICAP is now appealing to readers all over the country to take part in the 2020 housing survey – in complete confidence of course. The results will be published in an article on later this year.

Take part in the survey

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