Whether you rent or buy, there is lots to think of; where do I want to live, what are the legal obligations of renting or owning a house? And where do I go when I need advice? You can find everything you need to know on this page.

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 FundaJaap (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.  

Our Partners in Housing