“It all felt very natural from the start. Gerda talked us through the process step by step. She explained a lot: from differences between living in France and The Netherlands to the various options on the Dutch housing market. Her technical know-how and pleasant way of communicating made us feel secure, that’s why we decided to go ahead with Pracht Aankoopmakelaars.”
Find your perfect home in The Netherlands
It can be a challenge to find your perfect home in a foreign country. In recent years Pracht Aankoopmakelaars has become an expert in expat housing. Our main goal is to offer you a carefree experience from start to finish. Knowing the local housing market, Pracht Aankoopmakelaars can guide you through the entire search and purchase process. From setting up the initial search, scheduling viewings, negotiating on your behalf and guiding you through the purchase agreements. We are all about personal experience and go to great lengths to help you settle into your new home.
Kat and James’ story
Expats Kat and James found their home in Amsterdam with the help of Pracht Aankoopmakelaars.
In this video they reflect on their experience with Gerda.
Popular Dutch areas
The Amsterdam and Utrecht areas are some of the most popular regions in The Netherlands for expats. Being two of the four biggest Dutch cities, they make great places to live. Specializing in searching houses throughout the Dutch urban agglomeration, we are experts in finding your house in the Amsterdam Metropolitan Area (MRA). Due to high demand, apartments and houses in Amsterdam and Utrecht can be scarce and therefore, costly. That’s why it can be interesting to look at neighboring towns and villages, which are becoming more and more popular every year. Close to Amsterdam are places like Amstelveen and Almere for example. They offer peaceful neighborhoods while still being accessible enough for commuting and working in Amsterdam.
If you want to be closer to Utrecht, which is located in the heart of The Netherlands, take a look at places like Zeist, Bilthoven, Driebergen and Maarn. These places are less densely packed than the city center and they are considered to be very family-friendly. If you know where to look, you will find plenty of parks, nature, spacious housing and growing expat communities. You can get around easily with local rail and bus services in The Netherlands. Based on your preferences, needs, budget and future plans, we ensure you we will find your perfect home. As a certified MVA Broker, we already helped many expats settle in The Netherlands.
About real estate broker Gerda Wiegers
Gerda is a registered real estate broker and appraiser. In 2009 she became a member of the NVM (Dutch real estate broker association) and in 2010 she started her own firm. From the very beginning, she specialised with her company Pracht Aankoopmakelaars on advising exclusively on the purchase of real estate in the higher and more luxurious segment of the market.
Testimonials of our international clients
“To any other expat looking to buy a place in The Netherlands: I recommend Gerda to you. The word ‘outstanding’ sums up my experience with her. Gerda is the trusted advisor and partner in finding exactly what you need.”
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“The process was incredibly simple thanks to Gerda, but without her I think we would have struggled to get exactly what we wanted and what we have now.”
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“Gerda is great to work with, super responsive (late in the evening, weekends etc), very knowledgeable and professional in dealing with other agents and parties involved. She walked us through the whole process, helped checking lengthy legal documents, made sure everything was top notch with the apartment, notary appartements etc. All in all, I am very grateful for her services and look forward to inviting her for a coffee once we are done with our renovations! Thank You Gerda.”
ExpatsRead full testimonial
“Gerda is the best advisor you can get as an expat if you want to buy a house in the Netherlands. Buying a house is not easy and Gerda made this process smooth for us. She is very meticulous in her work, she informs and advises her clients in the best way -details of the house, market prices.”