Trend: house prices up 7.44% y-o-y in Q2

The Netherlands’ housing market continues to grow stronger, with the average purchase price of all dwellings rising by 7.44% during the year to Q2 2017, the strongest rise in more than 16 years. On a quarterly basis, house prices rose slightly by 0.68% in Q2 2017.

Analysis: demand is surging. 

During the first seven months of 2017, there were 134,260 houses sold, an increase of nearly one-fifth over the same period last year, according to Statistics Netherlands (CBS). 

The Dutch economy grew by 2.2% last year, after growing 2% in 2015 and 1.4% in 2014. 

Rents, rental yields: good yields for a developed economy at 6.5%

Amsterdam apartment costs are around €6,008

Netherlands: city centre apartment, buying price, monthly rent (120 sq. m.) 
   Buying price  Rent per month  Yield
Amsterdam  € 720,960  € 2,711  4.51%
The Hague  € 369,720  € 2,018  6.55%

Recent news: The Netherlands' GDP is expected to grow by another 2.1% this year and by 1.8% in 2018, according to the IMF.