Delfzijl has the cheapest houses while Bloemendaal has the priciest in the Netherlands

Delfzijl has the cheapest houses while Bloemendaal has the priciest in the Netherlands

Looking for a new house to buy? Then don’t forget to include Delfzijl in your list! A ccording to a new report published by the national statistics office CBS and the land registry, Delfzijl has the cheapest houses but Bloemendaal tops the list when it comes to the most expensive.

Last year, buying a house in Delfzijl would cost an average price of 141,600 euros (not bad we’d say!). On the other side, if you are looking for something fancier; Bloemendaal was the most expensive at 775.800 euros per house on average. This is over five times more expensive than in Delfzijl.

What can the Dutchies afford? Statistics Netherlands reported on Thursday that the national average was 263 thousand euros per house. Not a bad reason to keep your daytime job for longer!

Over the Years

With a little help from websites like, we know how much it roughly costs to buy a new house. But how was it before? To give you an idea, in 2016 the average money spent for a house in the priciest municipality was 5.1 times higher than in the cheapest one. In 2017, this went up to 5.5 times. Surprised? So are we!

Houses: They definitely come with a price. Now higher than ever! (Unless you are down for living in Delfzijl!

The Cheapest vs The Most Expensive

According to an article of the we’ve gathered some of the cheapest and the most expensive municipalities to buy your next (or first) house!

The 10 cheapest municipalities to buy a house:

  1. Delfzijl – €141,600
  2. Pekela – €150,400
  3. Heerlen – €150,500
  4. Oldambt – €151,600
  5. De Marne – €152,100
  6. Brunssum – €156,100
  7. Veendam – €158,600
  8. Kerkrade – €159,000
  9. Den Helder – €161,300
  10. Schiedam – €164,500

The 10 priciest municipalities buy a house:

  1. Bloemendaal – €775,800
  2. Wassenaar – €705,200
  3. Laren (Noord-Holland) – €636,500
  4. Blaricum – €619,600
  5. Heemstede – €514,200
  6. Bergen (Noord-Holland) – €463,200
  7. De Bilt – €454,100
  8. Gooische Meren – €431,400
  9. Landsmeer – €422,600
  10. Rozendaal – €421,200

What do you think: Any municipalities that you would like to live in? Tell us in the comments!



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Ceren Spuyman
Ceren Spuyman
Born and raised in Istanbul, Ceren moved when she decided to follow her own Dutchie. Being restless by nature, she is now busy with everything Dutch by majoring in Dutch Studies at Leiden University while living in Delft. Her hobbies are petting as many cats as possible.


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