Internationals often start their assignment in the Leiden region in temporary accommodation such as a hotel or serviced apartment. Depending on your expected length of stay, family size, personal preferences, budget, and availability of suitable accommodation, you may choose to either rent or buy a property.
The best way to get a feeling for the market is by looking at websites like Funda, Jaap (only in Dutch), Zoek alle huizen (only in Dutch). Although these websites can give you a head start, it is usually difficult for foreigners to understand the Dutch market and regulations. Seeking advice is recommended.
For professional advice and help with property search and negotiation, mortgages or legal matters, please check our partners in housing.
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De Raad Makelaars
Offers rental houses in and around Leiden for short and long-term, fully furnished and shell new-build rentals.
Renting, letting and managing rental properties. Has offices in Leiden, Noordwijk, The Hague, Utrecht and Rotterdam.
Eigen Haard Real Estate Agency
75 years of experience in local housing market. Can provide lots of experience and expertise when it comes to accommodation to rent or a house to buy.
Kamerraad Housing Agency
Considered as one of the best renting and letting specialists for a diversity of residential premises in the Leiden area since 1985.
A team of independent mortgage brokers helping expats who want to buy a house in the Netherlands and need a mortgage for that.
A local independent mortgage agency that compares around 40 different mortgage providers. Guidance through the process of getting a mortgage and finding a local notary and real estate agency.
Mevrouw de Aankoopmakelaar
Xandra Walburg is a specialized buying agent in Leiden region who knows the market and has the necessary legal and technical knowledge to advise the buyer each step of the way.