Interest rates are up, house prices are up. Is this still the right time to buy?

If you are a first time buyer in the Netherlands you are probably wondering what on earth is going on with the Dutch housing market, given the flurry of recent headlines. So here’s a quick summary of where we are and what it means for first-time buyers who want to buy a house in Amsterdam, or anywhere else in the country for that matter.

How to pick the right mortgage for your pocket

So, your landlord is putting up the rent or kicking you out, or you have simply decided to put your money into paying off your own mortgage rather than someone else’s. Good move.

Interest rates up, house prices down – how will it impact you?

Are you a first time buyer in the Netherlands and confused about what the increase in interest rates will mean for you personally? Here’s what you need to know now.

Make buying your first home a New Year resolution for 2023

Fed up with paying high rents for that tiny flat? Why not make buying your first home in the Netherlands top of your list of resolutions for the New Year?

Planning to buy a house in the Netherlands? Check out our check list

Have you decided to take the plunge and become a home owner after years of living in rental property? Here’s our checklist detailing how to qualify as a first time buyer in the Netherlands.

The most common questions asked when buying your first house

Here at we are used to dealing with all sorts of questions. So we thought it might be useful to put together a round-up of some of the most common things our clients ask us.

The big five Dutch cities: where to buy a house

If you are thinking about buying a house in the Netherlands but you are not sure where, here is our guide to the big five Dutch cities.

Ready, steady, go: Get your mortgage organised while you can

Spending summer in the city or waiting to get away after the crowds and the school holidays? Now is the time to get your mortgage sorted out as far as possible, so you are ready to take advantage of what some say could be post-holiday price drops in the housing market.

Estate agents launch register of bids to boost transparency

Missed out in the bidding war for that perfect house in Amsterdam and want to know more about how that happened? Then hope is at hand.

Go wild in the country: townies snap up rural retreats

Thinking about buying an old farmhouse in the countryside instead of a house in Amsterdam? You are not alone. According to real estate agents, one in five homes in the countryside were bought by people from the big Dutch towns and cities last year – particularly from the central area known as the Randstad.

Happy first birthday to us. MyDutchMortgage.Online celebrates its first year

One year ago we launched the My Dutch Mortgage.Online website, to offer first time buyers a quick and easy way to take out a mortgage at a time to suit them. That first year has just flown by.

Spot news: What’s new on

Get ready for the word of the week!

More affordable housing in the Netherlands is a top priority

Trying to buy a house in Amsterdam, or any other Dutch town or city, may still seem like an impossible task but both national and local government are making plans to change the situation. Here’s the lowdown.

Focus on Eindhoven: High tech and high quality lifestyle

The most expensive house for sale in the Netherlands – a €29m country estate on the edge of Eindhoven – is being bought by the city council to be turned into resource for locals. But don’t worry. If you don’t have that kind of cash to spend. Eindhoven has plenty of different homes on offer.

Key tips for first time buyers in 2022

Planning to buy a house in Amsterdam or anywhere else in the Netherlands for the first time in 2022? Here are some new laws and other issues you should think about when deciding to take the plunge.

Buying a house in 2022: Six things to think about

If buying a house in Amsterdam or another Dutch town or city is a New Year resolution, here are some things you should think about.

Test your knowledge about buying a house in the Netherlands

Test your expertise on how to buy a house in the Netherlands with our fiendishly tricky quiz. (And you can find all the answers somewhere on the website)

The pros and cons of buying a house in the Netherlands with an online mortgage

Applying for a mortgage to buy a house in the Netherlands used to mean endless meetings, form filling and extended email conversations. But today you can sort out the finances entirely from the comfort of your own home.

Want to buy a house in the Netherlands? Here are 10 words you need to know

Taking out a mortgage online might ease some of the pain, but you won’t be able to escape the jargon altogether, especially if you are a first-time buyer. So, here is a quick explanation of 10 words relating to the cost of buying a home which you really do need to know before starting the process.

A home of your own? Here’s how to start climbing the housing ladder

If you’ve decided to stay put in the Netherlands, you are probably starting to think about buying a home of your own – after all, it will probably be cheaper than renting.

Hassle-free mortgages are only a mouse click away

Looking to buy a house but don’t want the hassle of making office appointments with mortgage brokers, and haggling over fees?