Do I need a housing permit in Amsterdam?

Will you be staying at one of our residences in Amsterdam and the basic rent is below €1.027,37?
Then a housing permit (huisvestingsvergunning) is needed to be eligible to rent in Amsterdam. 


This permit has a one-time fee of €59 and 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 income is not higher than €43.574,- gross a year for apartments with a basic rent till €737,14.
  • Your income is not higher than €61.707,- gross a year for apartments with a basic rent till €1.027,37.

In Amsterdam this permit is explicitly needed because the demand for housing is much higher than the offer. This is how the municipality prevents housing fraud. Read more

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