Both domestic and foreign investors drove a whopping €19.5bn (just over £17bn) into the Dutch property market last year, beating the €14bn (£12.4bn) invested into the sector in 2016.
According to a report from CBRE, this level of investment makes the Netherlands one of the world’s best performing property investment markets – and the real estate investment firm believes that the outlook is promising for 2018.
“Dutch real estate is now being traded in a global marketplace, by international players,” CBRE said.
Foreign investors made up 70% of all property purchases last year, while around a third of the transactions were made between overseas companies.
New developments in the Netherlands
The Netherlands is currently an exciting place to purchase property, thanks to its forward-thinking attitude. Eindhoven, a city in the southern part of the country, is a prime example, promising to build more parks, tree-lined pavements and plant-filled plazas in the near future.
As part of Eindhoven’s Green Policy Plan, the city has just granted planning permission for a new skyscraper covered in more than 5,000 trees and plants, which offers affordable housing to boot with apartments costing as little as €750 per month.
Called the Trudo Vertical Forest, the Stefano Boeri designed tower will house 19 storeys and 125 units, as well as 125 trees and 5,200 shrubs and plants. Trudo Vertical Forest aims to curb greenhouse-gas emissions in Eindhoven. The tower’s plants are expected to consume around 50 tons of carbon dioxide per year.
As build-to-rent developments grow in popularity in the country, the Netherlands should continue to attract increasingly high amounts property investment in the future.