Upcoming events

15 February 2021 | Buying A Home Webinar

15 February 2021 | Buying A Home Webinar

Join the free housing seminar for international newcomers, organised by The International Welcome Centre Utrecht Region.

Learn what steps you need to take to buy a property in the Netherlands.

About this Event

What does it take to buy a home? Join this free webinar by our partner the MVA Certified Expat Broker and find out! Commercial Manager and Real Estate Broker Arja Portengen will guide you through the process and provide you with valuable information about buying a house and everything that comes with it. Starting with the current market situation, obtaining a mortgage, finding a broker that looks after your interest, searching for a property, negotiating, closing the deal, signing the purchase contract and much more. At the end of the session, she will be available to answer your questions.


Commercial Manager and Real Estate Broker of MVA Certified Expat Broker, Arja Portengen


  • 16:50 – Digital doors open
  • 17:00 – Start presentation followed by a Q&A session
  • 18:00 – Approximate end


You can participate for free! Please register to receive the link to the webinar. You will receive the ZOOM link in your mailbox two hours before the start of the event.
Do you have questions? Do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected].

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Last events

26 November 2020 | Living & housing webinar: Buying a home with confidence

26 November 2020 | Living & housing webinar: Buying a home with confidence

Join IN Amsterdam's free housing seminar for international newcomers. Our expert presenters will speak about essentials for living in the Amsterdam Area and key issues for buying a home.

Your guide to buying a home in the Amsterdam Area

Finding a perfect place to live is an essential part of your move to the Amsterdam Area. But, how do you know which area best suits you and or your family’s needs? And, how do you find the right mortgage? During this special housing webinar for international newcomers, we will share valuable insights into housing issues that will set you on the right path.

When: Thursday, 26 November 2020 - 17:00 till 18:00
Where: Online via Zoom (Meeting ID: 884 0003 6400)

Presentation topics include:

  • Introduction to Living in the Amsterdam Area (by IN Amsterdam)
  • Mortgages - your eligibility, how much you can borrow and a guide to monthly costs (by Expat Mortgages)
  • Tips for finding a home in the Netherlands safely (by MVA Certified Expat Brokers)

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NVM Open House day on Saturday March 28th!

NVM Open House day on Saturday March 28th - Cancelled!

Come and visit multiple houses in just one day

The NVM Open House day offers homeseekers the opportunity to view multiple houses in only a day. You can do this wherever you prefer, close to home or maybe a bit further away. On Saturday, March 28th, between 11 AM and 3 PM, thousands of houses will take part in the 24th edition of the NVM Open House day. This is the perfect chance to visit multiple houses in the matter of just one day.

Viewing a house at the NVM Open House day is very accessible and can be attended without making an appointment. In this way you are able to visit multiple homes in a short period of time, which helps you to obtain a broad knowledge on the Dutch housing market. Be surprised by all the new inspiration and insights this might bring. Who knows, maybe you will encounter your ultimate dream house that day.

When: March 28, between 11 AM and 3 PM

Facts & Figures

  • The NVM Open House day is twice a year (Spring and Fall)
  • View multiple houses in an accessible way without the need of an appointment in just one day
  • In Fall 2019, 10.500 open houses attracted 65.000 viewers
  • Of those 10.500 houses, 53% were sold within two weeks
  • That’s 11% more houses compared to those that didn’t join the NVM Open House day

You can find all participating homes at www.mvahousing.nl, which can help you to map out your preferred route. Don’t forget to bring a checklist in order to remember all details of the viewed houses. And once you found your perfect house, make sure to contact an MVA/NVM real estate agent for the second viewing.

2 February 2020 | Feel at home international community fair

2 February 2020 | Feel at home international community fair

The Feel at Home Fair is a celebration of the uniquely connected and cosmopolitan community of The Hague: providing a warm welcome to newcomers and a friendly meeting place for internationals already living here. An event where everyone and anyone in our diverse community can Feel at Home.

The 13th edition on Sunday 2 February 2020 will showcase all that is bright for internationals who live here. From exciting career opportunities to ambitious new business challenges; from multinational institutions at the forefront of innovative thinking and technologies, to world-class schools and universities providing the skills for the next generation.

The Hague is a bright place with top class infrastructure and services. A city where where talented individuals thrive and where internationals of all backgrounds can live a full and rewarding life.

You will find us, MVA Certified Expat Brokers, at our exhibitor stand. MVA Certified Expat Brokers are specialists in providing first-rate service to expatriates who are looking for a home either to rent or buy in the Netherlands. Our services: buying a home, renting a home, selling a home, renting out a home, valuation report.

When: February 2, 2020 - 11:00 am till 5:00 pm
Where: Atrium, City Hall, The Hague

Admission is free when you register at www.feelathomeinthehague.com

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IN Amsterdam Living and Housing seminar

15th October | IN Amsterdam ‘Living and Housing’ seminar

Thinking about buying a home? Curious about signing a rental contract? There are many things to consider when moving to the Amsterdam Area. MVA Certified Expat Broker Laurens Offerman is ready to share valuable insights and answer your questions.

Join us for this free seminar and learn how to make the most of living in the Amsterdam Area. After the presentations there will be time to ask questions and connect with other international newcomers over drinks and snacks.

Date: Tuesday, 15 October
Location: De Nieuwe Poort, Claude Debussylaan 34, 1082 MD Amsterdam

Program Tuesday 15st of October 2019:

  • 17:15 -17:30 – Arrive at De Nieuwe Poort
  • 17:30 – Event begins
  • 18:30 – Presentations end
  • 18:30-19:00 – Drinks and snacks

Presentation topics include:

  • Buying a home as an international
  • Understanding Dutch rental contracts
  • Essential steps to getting the right mortgage for your perfect home
  • What international newcomers need to know

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Connect housing event The Hague Area

10th October | Connect housing event The Hague Area

The Hague International Centre organises monthly CONNECT events to help internationals discover everything they need to know about working and living in The Hague region. During this housing event, you'll learn about trusted partner organisations regarding education, healthcare, finance, employment, housing, settling in and more. This CONNECT event will cover the topic: Housing. MVA Certified Expat Brokers will provide information about renting a home.

The programme includes informative presentations on topics like:

  • How to rent a house
  • How to buy a house
  • Mortgages
  • Popular neighbourhoods in The Hague region
  • Q&A sessions
  • Networking opportunities

Date: Thursday October 10 from
Time: 17:00 h to 19:00 h
Location: Centrale Bibliotheek, Spui 68, 2511 BT The Hague. Room: Studio B


Internationals living in The Hague, Delft, Leidschendam-Voorburg or Rijswijk. Please note: While the event will be of particular interest to new residents of The Hague, people living in the surrounding region are welcome to attend. There are no facilities or activities for children during this event.


Participation is free of charge but registration is required. We hope to see you there.

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I am not a tourist Expat Fair

6th October | I am not a tourist Expat Fair

On Sunday 6 October 2019, the 17th edition of Amsterdam’s renowned I am not a tourist Expat Fair is shaking up the stunning Beurs van Berlage in the heart of Amsterdam. Including this year’s highlights: Houses for expats. Visitors can expect over 125 exhibitors and 40 professional presentations arranged around the themes of relocation, finance, housing and setting up home. This one day event also includes a programme with entertainment and amusement.

Wether you just moved to Holland, are a long-term resident or a digital nomad, the I am not a tourist Expat Fair promises everything one needs to know about living, working en studying in the Netherlands.

Meet MVA Certified Expat Brokers at the Expat Fair (stand 050) to answer all your housing questions!

Date: 6th October 2019
Time: 10.00 h – 17.00 h
Location: Beurs van Berlage, Damrak 243, 1012 ZJ Amsterdam

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Seminar Is your property a leasehold

12th September | Seminar Is your property a leasehold?

‘The Housing Circus of Amsterdam’

An informative seminar in an informal setting.

The Amsterdam leasehold system is being overhauled, and as a resident it is your turn to act in 2019. What opportunities does ‘perpetual leasehold’ provide for you and which threats does it pose?

As MVA Certified Expat Brokers we would like to point out the importance of this issue. After all, this concerns your (new) home. And there are some great opportunities in 2019, thanks to a favourable (but temporary!) arrangement. Is switching beneficial for you? This differs from home to home. We advise you to have this looked into properly. By doing this, you protect yourself against unnecessarily high costs.

MVA Certified Expat Brokers will share their expertise with you through short presentations and answer any questions you might have regarding:

  • The implications of buying a leasehold house
  • Your current leasehold contract
  • The new canon
  • Buy off scenarios

Entrance is free, but please RSVP, so we can make sure we have enough drinks and bites.

Walk in: 17:30h / Seminar starts: 18:00h / Drinks and bites: 18:45h

Feel at Home International Community Fair - February 3rd, 2019

Feel at Home International Community Fair - February 3rd, 2019

MVA Certified Expat Brokers are represented at the Feel at Home International Community Fair in The Haque on the 3rd of February. The Feel at Home Fair is the biggest gathering of the international community in the Netherlands. Over 4000 people, representing more than 100 nationalities, come together to share their experience of life in Holland and make connections locally.

The Fair is unique in its ability to bring together the enormous variety of exhibitors, presenters, performers and players that represent our diverse community. More than any event, it fosters links and bridges between these different groups and shows the connected community in our region.

Do you want to join the community at the Fair? Click on this link to get free tickets:

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Buy or Rent Event’ on February 7th, 2019

Greater Amsterdam - Buy or Rent Event

MVA certified expat brokers proudly present: 'Buy or Rent Event’ on February 7th, 2019

An informative housing seminar in an informal setting

‘The Housing Circus of Greater Amsterdam’
Hosted by Greg Shapiro

Five of our experts will share all their scoops on:

  • How to find your house to rent or buy and what to be aware of in the current ‘housing circus’?
  • The Amsterdam circus ring increases! Explore the A area’s of the future
  • How to get the right mortgage and seal the deal?
  • Ending with Q&A with MVA's expat brokers, the mortgage advisor and the notary.

Doors open: 17:30 / Show starts: 18:00 / Drinks, bites and mingle: 19:30

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* Extra: top it off with a laugh at the Bango show starting at 20:30 for only € 7,95 a ticket!