Hous­ing

The Neth­er­lands have a very spe­cif­ic hous­ing tra­di­tion, in which the gov­ern­ment and the muni­cip­al­it­ies play a major role. Ever since the passing of the Dutch Hous­ing Law in 1901, afford­able dwell­ings for all inhab­it­ants of the Neth­er­lands have been a nation­al pri­or­ity. Today, more than 30% of the hous­ing stock belong to the social rent­al sec­tor, and 29,3% of all houses are owned by cor­por­a­tions.

 

In the big cit­ies in the West, how­ever, the sys­tem is under pres­sure due to the eco­nom­ic boom. While Rotterdam is try­ing to intro­duce more high-qual­ity dwell­ings, Amsterdam attempts to guar­an­tee that res­id­en­tial pro­jects remain afford­able for middle income groups. The muni­cip­al­ity has issued the rule that all new res­id­en­tial pro­jects should con­tain 40% social, 40% mid-range and 20% up-mar­ket dwell­ings. Reg­u­la­tions of this type are pos­sible because 80% of the ground is owned by the muni­cip­al­ity.

 

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Hous­ing Tours

Mixed-use building Timmerhuis in the city centre of Rotterdam - architecture tour
Rotterdam

Innov­at­ive Hous­ing

Rotterdam Dur­a­tion: 3–4 hours Date and time to be defined max. 15 par­ti­cipants per guide by bus Con­tact us for a quote Hous­ing is cur­rently

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Oosterwold Almere project by Bureau SLA
oth­er loc­a­tions

Almere

Almere Dur­a­tion: 8 hours Date and time to be defined max. 25 par­ti­cipants per guide by bus Con­tact us for a quote Almere is a

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IJburg: individual floating houses on Steigereiland
Amsterdam

IJburg

Amsterdam Dur­a­tion: 3–4 hours Date and time to be defined max. 15 par­ti­cipants per guide on foot, by bike, pub­lic trans­port, bus Con­tact us for

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Your health is our top priority! Our tours take place in the open air, with 1,50 metre safety distance between participants and max. 15 participants per guide. A user-friendly and hygienic audioguide system is available and can be used with your own headphones.