Construction and housing

Construction and housing

House prices 7.6 percent higher in June

In June 2020, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 7.6 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices almost 8 percent higher in May

IIn May 2020, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 7.7 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices over 7 percent higher in April

In April 2020, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average over 7.0 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices 7 percent higher in March

In March 2020, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 7.0 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices 6.6 percent higher in February

In February 2020, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 6.6 percent higher than in the same month one year previously.

House prices 6.3 percent higher in January

In January 2020, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 6.3 percent higher than in the same month one year previously.

Almost 71 thousand new-build homes in 2019

In 2019 nearly 71 thousand new-build dwellings were completed, over 6 percent up on 2018 and the highest number in the span of a decade.

House prices 6.5 percent higher in December

In December 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 6.5 percent higher than in the same month one year previously.

House prices almost 6 percent higher in November

In November 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 5.8 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices over 6 percent higher in October

In October 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 6.3 percent higher than in the same month last year.

Houses on Bonaire more expensive

In 2018, prices of residential property sold on Bonaire were on average 21.6 percent higher than one year previously. The number of homes sold and the total sales value increased as well in the span of twelve months.

House prices over 6 percent higher in September

In September 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 6.1 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices almost 6 percent higher in August

In August 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 5.7 percent higher than in the same month last year.

Rent increase 2.5 percent in 2019

Rental property prices were on average 2.5 percent higher in July 2019 than one year previously. Rents in the social housing sector set by housing corporations rose by 2.0 percent.

House prices 7 percent higher in July

In July 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 7.0 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices almost 7 percent higher in June

In June 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 6.9 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices 7.2 percent higher in May

In May 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 7.2 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices 7.7 percent higher in April

In April 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 7.7 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices 7.7 percent higher in March

In March 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 7.7 percent higher than in the same month last year.

New-build own homes over 11 percent up in price

In Q4 2018, prices of new-build homes were 11.3 percent up year-on-year. Existing homes went up in price by 9.0 percent. This resulted in an average price increase in owner-occupied homes of 9.3 percent.

House prices 7.5 percent higher in February

In February 2019, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 7.5 percent higher than in the same month last year.

House prices almost 9 percent higher in January

In December 2018, prices of owner-occupied dwellings (excluding new constructions) were on average 8.4 percent higher than in the same month in 2017.

Rising imports and exports of construction services

In the first three quarters of 2018, Dutch companies verhandelden met buitenlandse bedrijven voor 4,3 miljard euro aan bouw- en baggerdiensten in de eerste drie kwartalen van 2018.

House prices over 9 percent higher in September

In August 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 9.3 percent higher than in the same month last year

Price Index for Newly Built Dwellings

Statistics Netherlands (CBS) calculates a Price Index for Newly Built Dwellings.

House prices over 9 percent higher in August

In August 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 9.3 percent higher than in the same month last year

House prices 9 percent higher in July

In July 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 9.0 percent higher than in the same month last year. House prices also were at an all-time high.

House prices almost 9 percent higher in April

In April 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 8.8 percent higher.

House prices 8.6 percent higher in March

In March 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 8.6 percent higher.

House prices 9.5 percent higher in February

In February 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 9.5 percent higher.

House prices almost 9 percent higher in January

In January 2018, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 8.8 percent higher.

House prices more than 8 percent higher in December

In December 2017, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 8.2 percent higher.

House prices more than 8 percent higher again

In November 2017, prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 8.2 percent higher.

Largest house price increase since early 2002

In October 2017, prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 8.2 percent higher.

House prices over 7 percent higher in September

In September 2017, prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 7.3 percent higher.

House prices nearly 8 percent higher

In August 2017, prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 7.8 percent higher.

House prices nearly 8 percent higher

Prices of owner-occupied houses were almost 8 percent higher in July 2017 than in July last year.

House prices 8 percent higher

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 8 percent higher in June 2017 than in June last year.

House prices 7.8 percent higher

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 7.8 percent higher in May 2017 than in May last year.

House prices 7.4 percent higher

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 7.4 percent higher in April 2017 than in April last year.

Largest house price increase in 15 years

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 7.3 percent higher in March 2017.

Year-on-year house prices 6 percent up in November

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 6.0 percent higher in November 2016 than in November 2015.

Largest house price increase in 14 years

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 6.0 percent higher in August 2016 than in August 2015.

Largest house price increase in almost twelve years

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 4.9 percent higher in July 2016 than in July 2015.

Romanians have smallest dwelling space

Romanians have the smallest dwelling space with one room per persoon. Dutch dwellings have 1.9 rooms p.p.

Highest house price increase in almost nine years

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 4.6 percent higher in June 2016 than in June 2015.

House prices vary considerably by region

Across all regions, prices of owner-occupied dwellings were higher in Q2 2016 than in Q2 2015.

Construction output growing faster than in rest of EU

The output in the Dutch construction industry has grown at a faster pace since Q3 2014 than the average across Europe.

Highest house price increase in 8 years

Prices of owner-occupied houses were on average 4.3 percent higher in March 2016 than in March 2015.

Highest year-on-year house price increase in almost 8 years

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 4.1 percent higher in January 2016 than in January 2015. This is the most substantial year-on-year price increase in almost 8 years, according to the price index of owner-occupied houses, a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Land Registry Office.

Dutch house prices nearly 4 percent up from one year previously

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 3.8 percent higher in November 2015 than in November 2014. This is the most substantial year-on-year price increase in 7.5 years

Dutch house prices more than 3 percent higher than one year previously

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 3.4 percent higher in October 2015 than in October 2014.The year-on-year price increase is about equal to the increase in September, when the highest increase in more than 7 years was recorded. Since June of 2013, the price trend for owner-occupied houses has been slightly upwards.

Most substantial year-on-year house price increase in more than 7 years

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) were on average 3.5 percent higher in September 2015 than in September 2014, the highest year-on-year price increase since April 2008, according to the price index of owner-occupied houses, a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Land Registry Office.

Most substantial price increase recorded in Amsterdam

In the third quarter of 2015, prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) rose most rapidly in Amsterdam. In the other three major Dutch cities and in eleven provinces, house prices were also higher than one year previously.

Turnover removal companies slows down

During the second quarter of 2015, removal companies did not benefit from the recovery of the housing market. Although house sales grew by 19 percent relative to the same period last year, removal companies recorded a very modest turnover growth of less than 0.5 percent.

Year-on-year house prices up again

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.5 percent higher in August 2015 than in August 2014.

Year-on-year house prices up in July

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.7 percent higher in July 2015 than in July 2014. Residential property prices have risen modestly since the summer of 2013, according to the price index of owner-occupied houses – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Land Registry Office.

Dutch house prices up in June, highest price increase recorded in Amsterdam

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.6 percent higher in June 2015 than in June 2014. House prices have been above the level of the same month in the preceding year for more than twelve months now. The most substantial price increase was recorded in Amsterdam.

Dutch house prices higher in May than in May last year

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new construction, were on average 2.6 percent higher in May 2015 than in May 2014. House prices have been above the level of the corresponding month in the previous year for over a year.

Dutch house prices up in April on a year ago

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.3 percent higher in April 2015 than in April 2014. House prices have been above the level of the corresponding month of the previous year for just over 12 months.

House prices in March again above the level of the same month last year

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.7 percent higher in March 2015 than in March 2014.

Dutch house prices further up in February

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.4 percent higher in February 2015 than in February 2014.

Dutch house prices up in January

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new construction, were on average 2.1 percent higher in January 2015 than in January 2014. Year-on-year house prices have been higher than one year previously for ten months now.

Prices owner-occupied residential property up in 2014

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.0 percent higher in December 2014 than in December 2013. House prices have been higher than twelve months previously for nine months now.

Year-on-year Dutch house prices rising for more than six months

Prices of own homes, excluding new construction, were on average 2.3 percent higher in November 2014 than in November 2013. Year-on-year house prices have been higher than twelve months previously for more than six months now.

Dutch house prices up for more than six months

Prices of own homes, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.2 percent higher in October 2014 than in October 2013. The price increase in October was marginally higher than in September.

More difficult for young unemployed to find work

Statistics Netherlands announced today that nearly 100 thousand young people in the 15-26 age bracket, who no longer participated in education or training programmes were unemployed in the first quarter of 2014. Three months later, three in every ten of them had found a job for at least 12 hours a week. During the past decade, the proportion of young people out of education who found work within a short period of time has never been so low.

Dutch house prices continue to rise

Prices of own homes, excluding new construction, were on average 1.7 percent higher in September 2014 than in September 2013. This is the same increase as in August, and the sixth consecutive monthly year-on-year increase.

Commissions for architects continue to rise

The building contract value of orders received by architects rose by just over 37 percent on average in the first half of 2014. These orders also helped push up turnover of architects’ bureaus, although this is still 50 percent below the level of 2008.

Dutch house prices up again

Prices of owner-occupied homes, excluding new constructions, were on average 1.7 percent higher in August 2014 than in August 2013. This was the fifth month in a row with increasing year-on-year prices.

WOZ value dips under 2007 level

On 1 January 2014, the average value of houses based on the Land and Property Appraisal Act (WOZ) was more than 5 percent down from 2013. Currently, the average house price in the Netherlands is 211 thousand euros, which is below the level recorded in 2007.

Dutch house prices up for the fourth month in a row

Prices of owner-occupied homes, excluding new constructions, were on average 1.9 percent higher in July 2014 than in July 2013. This was the fourth month in a row with increasing year-on-year prices.Dutch house prices up for the fourth month in a row

Very poor turnover results for Dutch construction sector in second quarter

Turnover generated by the construction sector fell by 2.4 percent in the second quarter. The downturn was very obvious in medium-sized and large companies; small businesses performed better than in the second quarter of 2013.

Dutch house prices also up in June

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions, were on average 2.2 percent higher in June 2014 than in June 2013. This was the third month in a row with increasing year-on-year prices.

Dutch house prices 1.4 percent up

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions were on average 1.4 percent higher in May 2014 than in May 2013. In April 2014, the first year-on-year price increase (0.1 percent) in 5 years was recorded.

2.5 percent of Dutch housing stock vacant for extended period of time

More than 400 thousand houses in the Netherlands are unoccupied; 190 thousand (2.5 percent of the dwelling stock) remain occupied for more than eighteen months.

Dutch house prices 0.1 percent up

Prices of owner-occupied houses, excluding new constructions were on average 0.1 percent higher in April 2014 than in April 2013. This is the first price increase in 5 years.

Unoccupied dwellings (in Dutch only)

Report and tables on unoccupied dwellings in the Netherlands. The tables contain information on the number of unoccupied dwellings per region, the characteristics of unoccupied dwellings and the duration of non-occupancy. The report describes the most important results. Commissioned by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations.

Prices owner-occupied houses up in Amsterdam and The Hague

Prices of owner-occupied houses (excluding new constructions) are falling less rapidly. Residential property prices over the first quarter of 2014 were 1.5 percent down from one year previously and the smallest in three years. In Amsterdam and The Hague, house prices have risen in the first quarter; in Amsterdam by no less than 2.6 percent.

Dutch house prices 2.1 percent down in March

Existing owner-occupied houses were on average 2.1 percent cheaper in March 2014 than in March 2013, versus 1.7 percent in February 2014 relative to February 2013.

Dutch house prices down by 1.7 percent

Existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 1.7 percent cheaper in February 2014 than in February 2013. This year-on-year price drop was more substantial than in January when house prices fell by 0.5 percent.

Building permits at historic low

In 2013, more than 26 thousand building permits for new houses were granted, a decline by 30 percent relative to 2012. The decline over the last quarter was less substantial.

Prices existing owner-occupied houses somewhat lower than one year previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 0.5 percent lower in January 2014 than in January 2013. The price drop relative to one year previously is less substantial than in in December, when residential property prices fell by 3.8 percent.

Prices existing owner-occupied houses more than 6 percent down over 2013

In 2013, prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 6.4 percent down from one year previously. The price drop in the latter half of the year was less substantial than in the first half. The price level stabilised after the second quarter.

House prices in December 3.7 percent down from one year previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 3.7 percent lower in December 2013 than in December 2012. The price drop relative to one year previously is less substantial than in in November, when residential property prices fell by 4.7 percent. Although prices of existing owner-occupied homes were still below the level of the same month last year, the price level has remained fairly stable over the past six months.

House prices nearly 5 percent lower than twelve months previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 4.7 percent lower in November 2013 than in November 2012. The price drop is more substantial than in the preceding month, when house prices fell by 4.0 percent.

House prices 4 percent lower than one year earlier

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 4.0 percent lower in October 2013 than in October 2012. The price drop is slightly less substantial than in the preceding month.

Utrecht house prices show smallest fall of four largest cities

Asking prices for homes for sale in the Netherlands were 4.5 percent lower on average in the third quarter of 2013 than twelve months previously. In Utrecht, prices were 2.0 percent lower, the smallest decrease of the four largest cities. The relative fall in the number of homes sold in Utrecht in the first three quarters of 2013 was larger than in The Hague, Rotterdam and Amsterdam.

Residential property prices more than 4 percent down from one year previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 4.1 percent lower in September 2013 than in September 2012. The price drop is less substantial than in the preceding month, when house prices fell by 4.4 percent.

Residential property prices more than 4 percent down from one year previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 4.4 percent lower in August 2013 than in August 2012. The price drop is less substantial than in the preceding month.

House prices nearly 5 percent down from one year previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 5.0 percent lower in July 2013 than in July 2012. The price drop is much smaller than in the preceding month when house prices fell by 9.6 percent.

Houses nearly 10 percent cheaper in June than one year ago

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 9.6 percent lower in June 2013 than in June 2012. The price drop is more substantial than in the preceding month when house prices fell by 8.2 percent.

Houses 8 percent cheaper than a year ago

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 8.2 percent lower in May 2013 than in May 2012. The price drop is larger than in the previous month when house prices fell by 7.6 percent.

Over-60s more often have interest-only mortgages

In 2012, over-60s much more often than younger home owners had interest-only mortgages. More than one third of home owners aged 60 years and older have paid off their mortgage.

House prices almost 8 percent down in April from twelve months previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 7.6 percent lower in April 2013 than in April 2012. The price drop is larger than in the previous month when house prices dropped by 7.0 percent.

Sustained slump in new design orders

The overall value of new design orders for architectural projects slumped by nearly 15 percent in 2012 relative to 2011. The current value of the building sum is nearly 70 percent below the level of 2007.

House prices 7 percent down in March from twelve months previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 7.0 percent lower in March 2013 than in March 2012. The price drop is less substantial than in the previous month, when house prices dropped by 8.3 percent.

House prices more than 8 percent down from twelve months previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 8.3 percent lower in February 2013 than in February 2012. The price drop is less substantial than in the previous month when the house prices were 9.6 percent lower.

Netherlands Housing Research 2012

Last year, more than 7.1 million households in the Netherlands not belonging to the institutional population were living in homes they rented or owned; 59 percent were owner-occupiers. The ratio between tenant-occupied and owner-occupied homes has not changed for the first time since 1986 as the first results of the Netherlands Housing Research 2012 (WoOn2012) show.

Construction sector hit hard by recession in 2012

The construction sector suffered most from the economic recession in 2012. Output fell by more than 8 percent, turnover by 7 percent.

Number of building permits granted in 2012 dramatically down

More than 37 thousand building permits for new houses were issued last year, i.e. 33 percent down from 2011. The most substantial decline occurred in the market sector.

House prices nearly 10 percent down from twelve months previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in January 2013 were on average 9.6 percent lower than in January 2012, the most substantial price drop relative to twelve months previously since the price index of existing residential property was first recorded in 1995.

House prices more than 6 percent down from twelve months previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in December 2012 were on average 6.3 percent lower than in December 2011. The price drop relative to one year previously is again less substantial than in the preceding month.

House prices nearly 7 percent down from twelve months previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in November 2012 were on average 6.8 percent lower than in November 2011. The price drop is less substantial than in the previous four months.

Small building companies least affected by economic crisis

In the first nine months of 2012, the construction sector faced 6 percent turnover loss. The sector lost 15 percent of its turnover compared to record year 2008. Small building companies were least affected, medium-sized businesses suffered most on account of the economic downturn.

Base shift for index series

The present index series are generally based on 2005 = 100. To keep these index series up to date, a base shift is introduced every fives years. In 2013 the base year 2005 will be replaced by base year 2010 (2010 = 100).

Energy class known of over 2 million dwellings

Over 2 million Dutch dwellings had an energy label by the end of 2011. This is over a quarter more than at the end of 2009

House prices nearly 8 percent lower than twelve months previously

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in September 2012 were on average 7.9 percent lower than in September 2011. That is about the same price decrease as in July and August, when house prices fell by 8.0 percent relative to twelve months previously.

House prices drop further

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in August 2012 were on average 8.0 percent down from August 2011. Prices also plummeted 8.0 percent in July relative to twelve months previously.

Number building of permits drops further

Figures published today put the number of permits granted for the construction of new dwellings at nearly 17 thousand. This is 37 percent lower than in the same period last year.

300 thousand dwellings vacant

The Dutch housing stock includes 7.2 million dwellings; 300 thousand houses (4.2 percent) were vacant on 1 January 2011. One in seven vacant houses (47 thousand) were less than or just over ten years old. The overall vacancy rate is 4.2 percent. Two thirds of rented houses which are vacant are owned by institutional investors and private landlords. The high vacancy rate is partly due to the relatively high rents private landlords charge to their tenants. Many rented houses built prior to 2000 are also vacant for a period of time during large-scale renovation projects.

House prices nosedive

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in July 2012 were on average 8.0 percent down from July 2011. This is the most substantial price drop since the price index of existing residential property was first recorded in 1995.

House prices continue to fall

The average WOZ house price was 232 thousand euro on 1 January 2012. This is more than 2 percent less than one year earlier. It is the second year in a row that the average WOZ value was down. It has now returned to the 2008 level.

House prices drop less rapidly

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in June 2012 were on average 4.4 percent down on June 2011. The drop in house prices is less substantial than in the preceding months.

Over a quarter of tenants in housing association stock earn more than 33 thousand euro

More than one quarter (609 thousand) of rental homes owned by housing associations were occupied by households with annual incomes in excess of 33 thousand euro. Altogether, the housing association stock comprises 2.2 million houses.

Drop in house prices more substantial

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in May 2012 were on average 5.5 percent down on May 2011. According to the price index of existing residential property – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – the drop in house prices is more substantial than in the preceding months.

Medium-sized businesses struck hardest by crisis in the construction sector

Last year, the construction sector faced a turnover loss of 16 percent. Small construction companies generated a turnover growth by 3 percent. Medium-sized and large building companies had to cope with loss of turnover. The sector residential and non-residential building faced difficult times and prospects are not too good either.

Drop in house prices more substantial

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in April 2012 were on average 5.2 percent down on April 2011.

Substantial drop in house prices

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in March 2012 were on average 4.7 percent down on March 2011. According to the price index of existing residential property – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – the price drop was more substantial than in the preceding month, when residential property prices were 3.4 percent down on one year previously.

Six percent of dwellings officially unoccupied

On 1 January 2010, the Dutch housing stock included more than 7 million dwellings, of which 417 thousand (just under 6 percent) were vacant. These houses are officially registered as unoccupied.

Far fewer building permits issued

Last year, 56 thousand building permits were issued for new residential units, i.e. 9 percent fewer than in 2010 and the lowest number since 1953.

Price drop residential property approximately the same

Prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings sold in February 2012 were on average 3.4 percent down on February 2011.

Residential property prices drop less rapidly

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in January 2012 were on average 3.3 percent down on January 2011.

Sustained drop residential property prices

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 4.0 percent lower in December 2011 than in December 2010.

House prices drop faster

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 3.3 percent lower in November 2011 than in November 2010.

Housing associations own one in three Dutch homes

Housing associations own 2.3 million homes in the Netherlands. This is the equivalent of one in three homes.

House prices drop 2.8 percent in October

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 2.8 percent lower in October 2011 than in October 2010

House prices further down in September

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 2.9 percent lower in September 2011 than in September 2010.

More dwellings completed in first half of 2011

More than 19.5 thousand dwellings were completed in the first six months of 2011, i.e. an increase by nearly 9 percent from the same period last year.

Architects' commissions continue to fall

The construction value of new commissions for architects fell substantially again in the second quarter of 2011.

Drop in house prices more substantial

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 2.8 percent lower in August 2011 than in August 2010.

Turnover construction sector picks up in first half of 2011

After 2010, a very dramatic year for the construction sector (excluding property developers), the first six months of 2011 were somewhat more positive. The mild temperatures in winter prompted a 6 percent turnover growth over the first six months of this year, whereas turnover contracted nearly 9 percent in 2010. Turnover growth occurred across the entire construction sector.

House prices drop faster

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 2.3 percent lower in July 2011 than in July 2010.

Drop in house prices unchanged

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 1.9 percent lower in June 2011 than in June 2010.

House prices down again

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 1.8 percent lower in May 2011 than in May 2010.

Drop in house prices considerably more substantial

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 2.1 percent lower in April 2011 than in April 2010. According to the price index of existing residential property – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – house prices dropped more dramatically in April than in March, when they were 1.1 percent lower than one year previously.

Drop in house prices less substantial

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 1.1 percent lower in March 2011 than in March 2010.

More new orders for architectural projects

After many years of decline, architects have received more new orders in 2010.

Number of houses delivered in 2010 substantially down

Nearly 56 thousand new homes were delivered in 2010, a decrease by more than 32 percent relative to 2009. The number of owner-occupied homes deliverd last year dropped dramatically.

House prices drop further

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses were on average 1.5 percent lower in February 2011 than in February 2010. According to the price index of existing residential property – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – house prices dropped more substantially in February than in January, when they were 1.1 percent down on one year previously.

No recovery for construction sector in 2010

While the Dutch economy is picking up, the construction sector is still performing badly. With 9 versus more than 4 percent, turnover in the construction sector slumped even more in 2010 than in 2009.

Decline in house price slightly less substantial

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in December 2010 were on average 0.8 percent lower than in December 2009.

House prices drop further

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in November 2010 were on average 1.1 percent lower than in November 2009.

Residential property prices down again

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in October 2010 were on average 1.1 percent lower than in October 2009

Residential property prices marginally down again

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in September 2010 were on average 0.6 percent lower than in September 2009.

House prices slightly down

Prices of existing owner-occupied residential property sold in August 2010 were on average 0.4 percent lower than in August 2009. Since February 2009, house prices have been continuously lower than twelve months previously but the downward trend has levelled off in the course of 2010.

House construction lagging

Building permits were issued for more than 25 thousand dwellings in the first half of 2010.

House prices are falling less once again

According to the price index of existing private residential property – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – prices of houses sold in July 2010 were down by an average of 0.9 percent compared to July 2009.

House prices are falling less once again

According to the house price index of existing own homes, prices of houses sold in June 2010 were down by an average of 1.4 percent on June 2009.

Fall in house prices unchanged

According to the house price index of existing own homes – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – prices of houses sold in May 2010 were on average 2.2 percent down on May 2009.

Residential building output slumps 44 percent

The recession has obviously affected the construction sector in the first quarter of 2010. The number of dwellings completed in the first quarter of 2010 was more than 44 percent lower than in the same period in 2009.

Single people, one-parent families and pensioners account for most rent allowances

Over 1.1 million households in the Netherlands received a rent allowance in 2008. This cost the government nearly 2 million euro.

Price decrease houses less substantial

According to the price index of existing owner-occupied houses – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – prices of houses sold in April 2010 were on average 2.2 percent down on April 2009.

Half of benefits from mortgage tax relief go to richest households

Nearly half of the 7.2 million households in the Netherlands had a mortgage on their home in 2008. Together, they paid 28 billion euro in mortgage costs, and received more than 10 billion euro back from the government by through tax deductions.

Strong rise in energy-labelled homes in Zeeland

Nearly one quarter of homes in the Netherlands had been issued with an energy label in December 2009. In June 2009 this was still only 13 percent.

Price decrease houses less substantial

According to the price index of existing owner-occupied houses prices of houses sold in March 2010 were on average 3.5 percent down on March 2009.

Living space per household reduced over the past decade

Between 1996 and 2006, more than 17 thousand hectares (ha) were added to the total area designated for residential purposes. The amount of square metres (m²) of living space per household declined in this period.

Nine in ten Dutch live within a 5 km radius from a secondary school

The average distance for Dutch residents to the nearest secondary school is 2.4 km. Nine in ten residents have at least one school within a 5 km radius.

Slump in orders new architectural projects in 2009

The total building sum of new orders for architectural firms in 2009 was more than 41 percent down on 2008.

Record number of houses completed in 2009, prospects less favourable

In 2009, nearly 83 thousand were finished, an increase by more than 5 percent relative to one year previously and the highest number of reported completions since 1999.

Netherlands Housing Research 2009

This study is carried out jointly by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Integration and Statistics Netherlands. The report with the outcomes and conclusions of the study, Het wonen overwogen, describes recent developments on the Dutch housing market on the basis of the WoON survey.

Decrease in house prices less substantial

According to the price index of existing owner-occupied houses – a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office – prices of houses sold in February 2010 were on average 4.2 percent down on February 2009.

Construction turnover slumps in 2009

After years of sustained growth, turnover realised by the construction sector slumped 4.5 percent in 2009.

Decrease in house prices remains stable

According to the price index of existing owner-occupied houses, a joint publication by Statistics Netherlands and the Land Registry Office, prices of houses sold in January 2010 were on average 5.3 percent lower than in January 2009.

Considerable differences in house prices between municipalities

In 2009, prices of existing owner-occupied dwellings were on average 3.3 percent down on 2008, although they were still 8.4 percent higher in 2009 than in 2005. There are considerable differences between the municipalities in the Netherlands.

Local tax rates 2.6 percent up

In 2010, provincial and municipal government authorities expect local tax proceeds to amount to 11.5 billion euro, a 2.6 percent increase on 2009.

Prices existing owner-occupied houses drop further

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in December were on average 5.3 percent lower than in December 2008.

House price drop less substantial

Prices of existing owner-occupied houses sold in November were on average 4.7 percent down on November 2008. The price drop is less substantial than in October, when houses were 5.2 percent cheaper than one year previously.

32 percent fewer building permits granted

In the third quarter of 2009, more than 15 thousand new building permits were granted, i.e. 32 percent down on the same period one year previously.

Fall in house prices comes to a standstill

Prices of Dutch existing owner-occupied houses sold in October 2009 were on average 5.2 percent down on October 2008.

One third of homes with an energy label can use a lot less energy
Fall in house prices levelling off

Prices of Dutch houses (excl. new construction) sold in September 2009 were on average 5.3 percent lower than in September 2008.

Sharp drop in building permits for own homes

Dutch municipalities issued building permits for 32 thousand dwellings in the first half of 2009. This is nearly 10 percent down on the same period last year.

House prices continue to fall

The decrease in house prices continued unabated in August 2009, as prices of existing houses sold in that month were 5.6 percent lower on average than twelve months previously.

Most substantial rent increase in half a decade

Rents of residential property were raised by 2.8 percent on 1 July 2009, the most substantial increase since July 2004. The harmonisation accounts for 0.4 percentage points of the rent increase.

House prices continue to fall

Prices of existing houses sold in July 2009 were on average 4.4 percent lower than twelve months previously. For the sixth month in a row, prices of residential property were lower than one year previously.

Most people in the Netherlands live within 5 km from a hospital facility

More than six in ten people in the Netherlands live within 5 km from a hospital. The Randstad region has the highest hospital density.

Marginal increase unfinished dwellings

By the end of the first quarter of this year, 186 thousand houses in the Netherlands were nearing completion, i.e. 3.4 percent more than in the same period one year previously.

Downward trend house prices continues

Prices of existing houses sold in June 2009 were on average 3.7 percent lower than twelve months previously. For the fifth month in a row, prices of residential property were lower than one year previously.

Housing and energy costs weigh heavy on lowest incomes

Housing costs constitute the most significant part of the average household budget. Proportionally, the lowest income brackets spend most on housing.

Proceeds property transfer tax substantially down

In the first quarter of 2009, proceeds from the property transfer tax dropped by 0.7 billion euro, a decline by 30 percent relative to the fourth quarter of 2008. Proceeds have declined for more than a year now.

Slightly more homes completed in first quarter

Nearly 3 percent more new homes were completed in the first quarter of 2009 than in the same period last year. This increase was the result of a 16 percent increase in the number of rent-sector homes completed.

Nearly 6 percent of Dutch dwellings uninhabited

On 1 January 2008 5.7 percent of the just over 7 million dwellings in the Netherlands were not officially inhabited. This does not mean that they are vacant, but that nobody is officially registered as living there.

Turnover surge construction sector in 2008

Turnover increased by nearly 10 percent in the construction sector in 2008. The growth rate is the same as in 2007. With over 90 billion euro, the sector reached a new record level last year.

More owner than tenant-occupied houses in the Netherlands

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.

Many new dwellings in existing built-up areas

In the period 2000–2006, 140 thousand dwellings (43 percent) out of a total of 323 thousand added to the dwelling stock were built in existing built-up area.

More new houses built, fewer building permits granted

In the first nine months of 2008, nearly 45 thousand new dwellings were completed, a 7 percent increase on the first three quarters of 2007. The amount of residential building permits granted declined by 3 percent.

Considerable increase in expensive homes worth over one million euro

According to the Act on Property Assessment (WOZ), there were over 24.5 thousand houses in the Netherlands with a value of 1 million euro or more on 1 January 2008. This is an increase by 33 percent relative to one year previously.

Sharp growth turnover construction sector in first three quarters of 2008

Total construction turnover over the first three quarters of 2008 increased by 11 percent relative to the same period last year.

More dwellings completed, fewer residential building permits issued

In the first half of 2008, more than 28 thousand dwellings were completed, 13 percent more than in the same period of 2007.

Fewer dwellings completed within two years

In 2007, more than 80 thousand new dwellings were completed. Last year, 67 percent of new houses were completed within a time span of two years, as against 94 percent in 1995.

Strong turnover rise for large construction companies in 2007

The turnover of large construction companies in the Netherlands rose by just over 10 percent in 2007. In 2006 this increase was still only 3 percent.

Rented houses predominantly found in urban areas, owner-occupied houses in rural areas

Owner-occupied dwellings are predominantly found in rural areas, commuter towns and on the outskirts of the city. Rented houses and flats are mainly situated in major city centres and student districts.

Robust increase in residential building

The number of new houses completed last year rose by 10 percent to more than 80 thousand.

Turnover growth construction sector 10 percent in 2007

Turnover in the construction sector grew by nearly 10 percent in 2007, breaking the 80 billion euro barrier for the first time. Turnover increase was realised across all branches of the construction sector.

House prices up 4.1 percent

In December 2007, prices of existing owner-occupied homes were 4.1 percent higher than twelve months previously. This price increase is at about the same level as the average increase in the four preceding years.

Far fewer residential building permits issued

More than 37 thousand residential building permits were issued in the first six months of 2007.

Favourable prospects for residential building

The number of residential building permits issued in 2006 exceeded 96 thousand, the highest number in nearly a decade.

Less housing construction

In the third quarter of 2004 close to 11 thousand new houses were finished. This is 3 percent less than in the third quarter of 2003. The number of newly finished houses in the first nine months of the year, however, was higher than in the same period of 2003. The number of houses for which a building permit was granted in the third quarter was down by 6 percent on last year.

Construction hits rock bottom

Some 60 thousand new dwellings were completed In 2003. This is 11 percent less than in 2002 and the lowest number of dwellings completed since 1953. The worst seems to be over, however, since the number of dwellings for which a building permit was issued is on the increase again.