Het housing market in Rotterdam
‘Rotterdam is bursting with modern, post-modern and contemporary buildings and offers visitors plenty of art, top quality restaurants and a vibrant nightlife. That makes Rotterdam a must-see destination.’ Note, we did not come up with these words ourselves, they come from Tom Hall, Editorial Manager for Lonely Planet.
Conditions in Rotterdam are nothing like Amsterdam yet, but you do need to act quickly, especially in the popular neighbourhoods. But do not allow yourself to be manipulated if you have your eye on a home here. For example, we advise against making an offer without a resolutive condition. First gain a sufficient insight into the possibility of a mortgage loan. You are always welcome to have a telephone consultation with one of our mortgage advisors. During this 30-minute consultation, you will obtain clarity on your loan options and how best to prepare yourself for bidding, buying and financing your new home.
Rotterdam: more than just a great place to live
In addition to the vibrant nightlife, appealing shops and good restaurants, Rotterdam has even more to offer. As it happens, it is also a very attractive city in terms of employment opportunities. Not that surprising when you consider than Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe. Besides, Rotterdam is also an innovative city and thus ideal for ambitious people looking for challenging employment opportunities. And thanks to the rail connection, you can reach The Hague easily if you work for the government, or aspire to do so.
Rotterdam lacks characteristic 1930’s buildings because of the bombing raids in World War Two. The city had to be rebuilt. This happened very quickly, especially from the start of the 1970’s. Rotterdam is clearly not lacking in characteristic 1970’s style homes. No city in the Netherlands developed as rapidly as Rotterdam. In recent years too, Rotterdam has been very busy and that has resulted in the advent of, amongst others, ‘De Rotterdam’, a building that serves a combined residential/commercial purpose. The metamorphosis of Coolsingel is the most recent project commenced. The street is becoming more elegant and green and there will be more space for pedestrians and cyclists.