If you rent a home in the Netherlands, there’s a good chance that you may be entitled to receive housing allowance (Huurtoeslag). This is applicable to Dutch and international tenants, including expatriate workers and students. The housing allowance makes your rent even more affordable, because you will receive a significant cost reduction from the Dutch government!
It is important to note that there are a number of requirements that need to be met in order to receive the housing allowance. These requirements depend on: age, income, savings and your basic rent price. The Tax Service Office is very strict when it comes to distributing the housing allowance. You can read more about housing allowance and the conditions you have to meet here.