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This brief review of the Dutch property market focuses chiefly on the highly developed Randstad region in the provinces of Utrecht and North and South Holland.

The Office Market

The Netherlands has three million offices workers and 65% of office accommodation is in the randstad region with 50% of that level in just the main cities. Considering the country’s level of development there is an impressive amount of new office development being carried out at places at Amsterdam’s South Axis and the city’s Science Park and in the ‘New centre’ at the Hague. Edge of town locations are popular for office developments because of the difficulties of using (and parking) private cars in many historic city centres. The trend for businesses to rent rather than own their premises is well developed.