Almost 71 thousand new-build homes in 2019

© Hollandse Hoogte / Joost Hoving
Last year, almost 71 thousand new-build completions were reported. This is over 6 percent up on 2018 and the highest number in the span of a decade. With these new completions, the total dwelling stock grew by 0.9 percent. At almost 9 percent, the fastest growing supply of new dwellings was recorded in Diemen. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on newly released figures.


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Between 2000 and 2009, housing completions accounted for an annual growth in dwelling stock of more than 1 percent, i.e. an average of 76 thousand new dwellings per year. At the lowest point in dwelling production – in 2014 – growth had declined to 0.6 percent or 45 thousand new homes. In the following four years, however, the number of new-build dwellings rose at an increasingly fast pace. This continued into 2019 with more homes added than in the previous year.

Completed new-build dwellings
JaarNew-build completions (x 1,000)
200074.8
200177.2
200271.1
200364.1
200469.8
200571.5
200677.1
200785.2
200884.2
200987.8
201060.6
201162.2
201248.7
201349.3
201445.2
201548.4
201654.8
201763.0
201866.6
201970.7

Nearly 7.9 million homes

On 1 January 2020, there were nearly 7.9 million dwellings in the Netherlands. This is nearly 77 thousand more than one year previously. Changes in dwelling stock are not only due to new construction, but also to demolition, joined and separated dwellings, as well as conversion of existing buildings. An example of the latter is when a vacant office building is turned into an apartment complex. In 2018, building conversion accounted for 13 thousand additional dwellings.

Relatively the fastest growth in dwelling stock on account of new construction was seen in Flevoland at 1.6 percent. Other provinces with growth levels above the national average included Noord-Brabant, Utrecht, Noord-Holland, Gelderland and Overijssel. The province of Limburg proportionately saw much fewer new-build completions. Zuid-Holland as well was below the average but ranked highest in terms of absolute growth, i.e. over 13 thousand, together with Noord-Holland, which also added 13 thousand new homes to the dwelling stock.

Growth of dwelling stock due to new-build construction, 2019
ProvincieGrowth dwelling stock due to new construction (%)
Flevoland1.6
Noord-Brabant1.1
Utrecht1.0
Noord-Holland1.0
Gelderland1.0
Overijssel0.9
Netherlands0.9
Groningen0.8
Zuid-Holland0.8
Friesland0.7
Zeeland0.7
Drenthe0.7
Limburg0.4
 

Diemen expanding rapidly

The fastest increase in dwelling stock at almost 9 percent was seen in Diemen, where altogether 1,218 new-build dwellings were completed last year. New construction even added nearly 19 percent to the local dwelling stock over a span of five years. Amsterdam’s dwelling stock grew by 5,007, traditionally adding the highest number of new-build homes among all municipalities. The total number of homes in Amsterdam stands at over 447 thousand, equivalent to nearly 6 percent of the national dwelling stock.

To see how much local dwelling stock has increased due to housing completions, click on the interactive map below.

Dwelling stock growth due to new-build completions
GemeenteStatcodeNumber of new-build dwellings (%)
Aa en Hunze0.885
Aalburg0.841
Aalsmeer1.5193
Aalten0.444
Achtkarspelen0.342
Alblasserdam0.653
Albrandswaard0.222
Alkmaar0.4189
Almelo1.1363
Almere21645
Alphen aan den Rijn0.9429
Alphen-Chaam1.564
Ameland0.610
Amersfoort0.5365
Amstelveen0.6236
Amsterdam1.77263
Apeldoorn1.2868
Appingedam2117
Arnhem1.1823
Assen0.9284
Asten0.748
Baarle-Nassau1.130
Baarn0.667
Barendrecht0.354
Barneveld1.6343
Bedum0.522
Beek (L.)0.749
Beemster2.492
Beesel0.214
Berg en Dal0.696
Bergeijk0.755
Bergen (L.)0.738
Bergen (NH.)0.344
Bergen op Zoom1.2346
Berkelland0.477
Bernheze1.6202
Best1.7215
Beuningen0.446
Beverwijk0.6107
Binnenmaas0.568
Bladel0.868
Blaricum1.782
Bloemendaal0.881
Bodegraven-Reeuwijk2289
Boekel2.290
Borger-Odoorn0.447
Borne0.764
Borsele0.221
Boxmeer1.8214
Boxtel0.230
Breda0.6521
Brielle0.536
Bronckhorst0.459
Brummen0.435
Brunssum0.232
Bunnik0.16
Bunschoten2.1174
Buren0.773
Capelle aan den IJssel0.378
Castricum0.8131
Coevorden0.697
Cranendonck0.868
Cromstrijen159
Cuijk0.444
Culemborg1.7213
Dalfsen1.6187
Dantumadiel0.761
De Bilt0.6119
De Fryske Marren0.6128
De Marne0.15
De Ronde Venen1186
De Wolden0.996
Delft0.7336
Delfzijl02
Den Helder0.6167
Deurne1.6218
Deventer0.8374
Diemen4.9638
Dinkelland1.1121
Doesburg02
Doetinchem1.1280
Dongen1.4157
Dongeradeel0.330
Dordrecht0.5276
Drechterland186
Drimmelen0.672
Dronten1.3228
Druten0.863
Duiven0.218
Echt-Susteren0.18
Edam-Volendam0.8122
Ede2.21045
Eemnes1.452
Eemsmond0.18
Eersel2.6207
Eijsden-Margraten0.557
Eindhoven1.11224
Elburg0.329
Emmen0.2121
Enkhuizen0.322
Enschede0.5360
Epe0.7101
Ermelo0.776
Etten-Leur1.2226
Ferwerderadiel0.416
Geertruidenberg0.218
Geldermalsen1.6178
Geldrop-Mierlo1181
Gemert-Bakel0.679
Gennep0.426
Giessenlanden0.17
Gilze en Rijen0.783
Goeree-Overflakkee1.2247
Goes1.1193
Goirle1103
Gooise Meren0.5142
Gorinchem0.9140
Gouda0.8271
Grave0.421
Groningen (gemeente)11035
Grootegast0.943
Gulpen-Wittem0.319
Haaksbergen0.994
Haaren1.7101
Haarlem0.7526
Haarlemmerliede en Spaarnwoude2.457
Haarlemmermeer0.7417
Halderberge1.4188
Hardenberg0.7173
Harderwijk1192
Hardinxveld-Giessendam169
Haren1.6139
Harlingen0.752
Hattem0.630
Heemskerk0.240
Heemstede0.110
Heerde179
Heerenveen0.9218
Heerhugowaard1.1252
Heerlen0.154
Heeze-Leende0.853
Heiloo1.2131
Hellendoorn0.7101
Hellevoetsluis01
Helmond1392
Hendrik-Ido-Ambacht0.8102
Hengelo (O.)0.4134
Heumen0.430
Heusden1.2224
Hillegom0.882
Hilvarenbeek168
Hilversum0.7277
Hof van Twente0.576
Hollands Kroon0.7137
Hoogeveen1.2290
Hoorn0.4147
Horst aan de Maas0.469
Houten1192
Huizen05
Hulst0.9126
IJsselstein0.226
Kaag en Braassem1.7189
Kampen1223
Kapelle0.634
Katwijk1.5389
Kerkrade0.258
Koggenland1.3118
Kollumerland en Nieuwkruisland0.317
Korendijk2.196
Krimpen aan den IJssel0.680
Krimpenerwaard1.1248
Laarbeek1.5144
Landerd2.7167
Landgraaf0.119
Landsmeer0.523
Langedijk0.887
Lansingerland0.8196
Laren (NH.)02
Leek2.8238
Leerdam1.8160
Leeuwarden0.7439
Leiden1.2691
Leiderdorp00
Leidschendam-Voorburg0.6217
Lelystad0.4121
Leudal0.580
Leusden1.9243
Lingewaal1.465
Lingewaard0.6121
Lisse1.5153
Lochem0.690
Loon op Zand1.2123
Lopik1.476
Loppersum0.525
Losser0.551
Maasdriel1.1111
Maasgouw0.225
Maassluis0.9139
Maastricht0.294
Marum1.149
Medemblik0.9173
Meerssen0.15
Meierijstad1.2414
Meppel0.583
Middelburg (Z.)0.6147
Midden-Delfland0.756
Midden-Drenthe0.456
Midden-Groningen0.5138
Mill en Sint Hubert0.521
Moerdijk0.469
Molenwaard0.339
Montferland1.4218
Montfoort01
Mook en Middelaar0.312
Neder-Betuwe1.3110
Nederweert0.750
Neerijnen1.680
Nieuwegein0.8218
Nieuwkoop0.668
Nijkerk1.9312
Nijmegen1.41099
Nissewaard0.5213
Noord-Beveland0.729
Noordenveld0.456
Noordoostpolder1.4279
Noordwijk0.678
Noordwijkerhout0.536
Nuenen, Gerwen en Nederwetten0.439
Nunspeet1.9199
Nuth0.858
Oegstgeest2.1219
Oirschot1.294
Oisterwijk0.893
Oldambt0.6111
Oldebroek0.651
Oldenzaal0.457
Olst-Wijhe0.757
Ommen1.9139
Onderbanken0.14
Oost Gelre0.563
Oosterhout1.8434
Ooststellingwerf0.226
Oostzaan0.16
Opmeer0.731
Opsterland0.681
Oss0.8333
Oud-Beijerland1.2119
Oude IJsselstreek0.6104
Ouder-Amstel1.8107
Oudewater0.520
Overbetuwe1.2237
Papendrecht0.340
Peel en Maas0.8145
Pekela0.16
Pijnacker-Nootdorp1.6334
Purmerend0.9336
Putten0.440
Raalte1158
Reimerswaal1.3120
Renkum0.113
Renswoude2.142
Reusel-De Mierden0.951
Rheden0.598
Rhenen1.4111
Ridderkerk0.8178
Rijssen-Holten1.2176
Rijswijk (ZH.)1.2322
Roerdalen0.111
Roermond0.263
Roosendaal0.263
Rotterdam0.2525
Rozendaal3.221
Rucphen0.986
Schagen1.1220
Scherpenzeel1.456
Schiedam0.5173
Schiermonnikoog1.48
Schinnen0.423
Schouwen-Duiveland0.469
's-Gravenhage (gemeente)0.51348
's-Hertogenbosch1.1773
Simpelveld1.473
Sint Anthonis0.13
Sint-Michielsgestel1.2140
Sittard-Geleen0.3118
Sliedrecht1.7187
Sluis0.792
Smallingerland0.6157
Soest0.593
Someren1.3106
Son en Breugel0.425
Stadskanaal0.461
Staphorst1.272
Stede Broec0.984
Steenbergen0.773
Steenwijkerland0.482
Stein (L.)0.777
Stichtse Vecht0.263
Strijen0.15
Súdwest-Fryslân0.8333
Ten Boer00
Terneuzen0.9235
Terschelling01
Texel1.276
Teylingen0.7104
Tholen1107
Tiel0.584
Tilburg1.11097
Tubbergen1.190
Twenterand0.340
Tynaarlo0.8114
Tytsjerksteradiel1135
Uden0.8145
Uitgeest0.13
Uithoorn0.340
Urk1.487
Utrecht (gemeente)1.62452
Utrechtse Heuvelrug0.254
Vaals3.9218
Valkenburg aan de Geul1.187
Valkenswaard0.8113
Veendam0.221
Veenendaal1266
Veere0.668
Veldhoven1.1219
Velsen0.5142
Venlo0.5254
Venray0.6116
Vianen3.9329
Vlaardingen0.6219
Vlieland2.514
Vlissingen06
Voerendaal0.213
Voorschoten0.16
Voorst0.990
Vught0.892
Waadhoeke0.493
Waalre0.535
Waalwijk1212
Waddinxveen1.9228
Wageningen1.7284
Wassenaar0.223
Waterland0.426
Weert0.6139
Weesp0.544
Werkendam1.1115
West Maas en Waal0.868
Westerveld0.214
Westervoort03
Westerwolde0.117
Westland2.1897
Weststellingwerf0.555
Westvoorne0.537
Wierden0.984
Wijchen0.231
Wijdemeren1.1117
Wijk bij Duurstede0.223
Winsum0.316
Winterswijk0.338
Woensdrecht0.327
Woerden0.8173
Wormerland2.3156
Woudenberg298
Woudrichem0.850
Zaanstad0.4281
Zaltbommel1.8204
Zandvoort0.330
Zederik156
Zeewolde2.5210
Zeist0.5149
Zevenaar0.5100
Zoetermeer0.2118
Zoeterwoude0.622
Zuidhorn1.185
Zuidplas1.9333
Zundert0.657
Zutphen0.6122
Zwartewaterland0.981
Zwijndrecht0.241
Zwolle1.4803

Figures over 2019 are provisional. Definitive figures will become available in May 2020. Due to subsequent survey response, the number of new-build completions is expected to be somewhat higher in the final version.