On 1 January 2007, the Dutch housing stock numbered 7 million units; 53 percent were owner-occupied, 42 percent were occupied by tenants. A small proportion of the housing stock is unspecified. In most Dutch municipalities, the majority of houses are owner-occupied. The proportion of owner-occupied dwellings was above 60 percent in nearly three quarters of the 443 municipalities. With over 80 percent, the highest proportion of owner-occupied dwellings is found in the municipalities of Rozendaal in the province of Gelderland and Meerlo-Wanssum in the province of Limburg.
In 26 municipalities, the inverse situation applies. With 70 and 61 percent respectively, Amsterdam and Rotterdam have the highest proportions of tenant-occupied dwellings.
Proportion of owner-occupied dwellings, 1 January 2007