Do I need a housing permit in Amsterdam?

Are you staying at one of our residences in Amsterdam and is your basic rent is below €1,068.83? Then you will need to apply for a housing permit (huisvestingsvergunning) in Amsterdam.

A housing permit is needed to be eligible to rent in Amsterdam, because the demand for housing is much higher than the offer. This is how the municipality prevents housing fraud. A registration fee of €60.90 applies. You need to pay this amount directly to the municipality - this fee is not included in your all-in rent of your residence. In order to receive the permit, you need to meet the following conditions:

- You are at least 18 years old
- You have the Dutch nationality, a valid passport of the EU/EEA (European Economic Area) or a valid residence permit
- Your (collective) income is not higher than €45,014 gross a year for apartments with a basic rent till €763.47
- Your (collective) annual gross income is not higher than €64,407 for apartments with a basic rent till €1,041.76
- If your (collective) annual gross income is exceeding €64,407, you can only rent a residence with a basic rent higher than €1.041,76

More information about the housing permit can be found on the website of the municipality of Amsterdam.

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