According to the statistics released by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and the Land Registry, it is seen for the first time ever that the average house price in the Netherlands exceeded 300,000 euros.
Higher house prices than ever seen before
The Netherlands is notorious for its ridiculously priced housing market (mainly due to being home to the city of Amsterdam) and we can see from these figures that the notoriety is justified. Buying a house in the Netherlands was always a costly affair but in the latest reports, the prices are just mind-blowing.
According to the Land Registry, the 300,000 euro mark has been reached by the Netherlands for the first time since 1995. The Land Registry began keeping track of average house prices in 1995 and since then, the prices have only been seen to go up.
When compared to reports from 2018, the average price for houses was higher in 326 different municipalities.
Most expensive housing markets in the Netherlands
Predictably, the most expensive houses can be found in the province of Noord-Holland. The city ranked number 6 in the most expensive cities vis-à-vis housing prices in Amsterdam and this city is located in the province of Noord-Holland. This can give you an idea of what the prices are. The average price in this region was recorded as 485,000 euros.
On the contrary, Groningen can provide with the six cheapest municipalities vis-à-vis housing prices.
The best of both worlds: the Costliest and the Cheapest
When we look at the most expensive municipality, the award goes to Bloemeddaal, which is found in Noord-Holland. With an average price of 800,000 euros, the prices in this area are mind-blowing.
On the other hand, Delfzijl offers the cheapest housing options with a mere average price of 155,100 euros.