To live in Utrecht as an expat

With rents and property prices rising rapidly in Amsterdam, Utrecht offers a good alternative as a place to live.

1. Diversity

Utrecht is a city of 330,000 residents with people from 170 nationalities, almost as many as you’ll find in Amsterdam. Utrecht is also home to a major international school.

2. Support for internationals

The municipality of Utrecht actively supports the international community with a number of initiatives and partnerships. As well as a fully fledged expat center, they also partner with the International Talent Community. This is an organisation formed by the economic board of Utrecht which supports businesses and individuals who are planning to or already live in Utrecht. They provide information and services needed by internationals in English. Check out their website for more information.


3. Good value housing

In spite of being only 27 minutes away from Amsterdam, Utrecht offers better value for money when it comes to property prices for both buying and renting. The cost per square meter for buying property is 40% lower than in Amsterdam. Source: numbeo.

costs to live in Utrecht

4. A vibrant social and dining scene

If you’re a lover of cafes, restaurants and bars, Utrecht has lots to offer in this regard. Utrecht has a huge selection of places to eat and drink. Whether you’re looking for a cosy place to have breakfast, brunch or lunch. Or somewhere fine to have dinner, you won’t be disappointed by the tremendous choices you’ll have to eat out in Utrecht.

To live in Utrecht

5. Utrecht lifestyle

Utrecht has a vibrant and exciting cultural scene with plenty of museums, art galleries and cultural events. It also has lots of options for various sports as well as offering plenty of cycle paths with which to explore the city by bike.

Utrecht city center
Utrecht city center

How To Buy A House Events In Utrecht

If you’re thinking about buying a property in Utrecht, then you’ll be pleased to know that in 2019 we plan to host four events at the Holland Casino Utrecht.

To register for free for our event on January 22nd 2019 please click here.