Next event delayed until June 16th 2021

After much consideration, we have made the decision to reschedule the next HTBAH event to June 16th 2021.

This decision has been made to ensure the safety for all those involved. While we will need to adapt to the current situation regardless, we think it would be irresponsible to carry out our event at the moment and risk the wellbeing of attendees, staff, and stand holders.

We confidently believe in the physical HTBAH event, as attendees benefit greatly from the opportunity to have private 1:1 time with property experts. However, we continue to offer fantastic online resources, including:
HTBAH Facebook community – where you can ask your own questions and share your home-buying experiences
– Email – send your questions to

We will, of course, continue to monitor the situation, so stay tuned for updates! In the meantime, we will be posting helpful information about home-buying across our social channels, so make sure you’re following us!

For information about coronavirus we recommend following the current guidance here: – please stay safe throughout these challenging times!

How to buy a house in the Netherlands

After 20+ years in the property industry you start to notice things. For example, as the expat population in the Netherlands grew we saw an increase in the amount of false or inaccurate information on home-buying. Expats are entitled to easily accessible and honest information about buying a house in the Netherlands. Finding unbiased information on the current housing market is difficult.

That’s why we decided to start How To Buy a House – to demystify the process and provide valuable, trustworthy resources to expats. This mission is something our community truly engages with, and I hope the information provided by us continues to be helpful to you and those around you.

How can you help me?

You can ask all these questions and more via our Facebook community, or at our How to buy a house event in the Netherlands!

We will provide all the information you need in order to buy your dream house. Feel at home while shopping around; we will make sure to have some drinks, snacks and even a nanny service ready for you so you’ll have nothing to worry about and be able to talk with our partners. All the experts you need to meet under one roof. Ask them questions related to your particular situation. Buy better by being better informed.

The spotlight should be on our visitors and their needs, so we made sure to create the perfect environment for that:

  • We provide a guide for each visitor to help them get started;
  • Each visitor will have access to each and every one of the experts;
  • We handpick every expert, who we make sure are “the real deal”;
  • We work with local and national companies who are all able to provide the best advice;
  • We all speak English as well as other languages.

Our team will be available to you throughout the whole event, ready to help you out.

If you have any remaining questions, you can easily send us an email, or join our vibrant Facebook Community!

See you at the next event!

Who can you meet at the next event?

Buying a Home in The Netherlands – Burgemeester Vastgoed & TWM Makelaardij

How to get a mortgage Expat Mortgages

Dutch lawAdvocura

Notary servicesKasper Notariaat

Bank Products & Mortgages – ABN Amro Bank

Renovations and more – Bakker Bouw

Special guests are:

Pearl Card -> Services network for internationals and locals

Of course, drinks and healthy bites from Fruitfeest are on us!

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Upcoming Events

Vondelkerk Amsterdam

Wednesday, June 16th 2021
  • 4pm - 9pm

Free session with a real estate agent

Barry Burgemeester is a certified real estate agent with 23 years’ working experience. 18 years ago, he made the switch from a predominantly Dutch clientele to an exclusively international one. Helping expats purchase homes has remained his passion and his strength.

On his website, you can find numerous informative movies about housing and answers to common housing questions.

If you are interested in a private meeting with Barry, please let us know!

How To Buy A House in the Netherlands was created to help expats find their home in the Netherlands. We do that through our events, where we make sure you’ll find all the information you need about the housing market and everything around it and, via our Facebook community page.

This community is here to start or continue the conversation around the hunt of your perfect home. We are here to provide you with practical information, emotional support and the opportunity to ask all your questions related to the topic.

If you need an appointment with a specific expert, email us and we’ll get it done.

More information? Email us.

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Expat Oriented Organisation Certification

How To Buy A House believes that buying a property in the Netherlands as an expat can be made simple. Buying a home is one of the most significant financial decisions that people make in their life. It’s momentous and daunting in one’s own country, let alone in a foreign country!

You can find a lot of information online and from expat “experts”. However, are all of these companies trustworthy? Can you rely on their advice? It’s essential that you get the correct information so you can make the right investment. So, we started the Expat Oriented Organisation register (EOO) to help you out.

The EOO certification ensures that expats are working with organisations who are credible, provide outstanding services and understand the needs of expats. Companies must meet our criteria, to ensure that they will deliver the best results for you – and will have an appreciation for your requirements.

Do you want to be a part of our events, send us an email at