The municipality of Delfzijl is host to the cheapest homes in the country, with De Marne, Pekela, and Oldambt also in the top five of cheapest areas in the country to buy a house.
Translation by Thomas Ansell
Research by Woningsmarktcijfers.nl reveals that the average cost of buying a property in Delfzijl stood at €142,300. In De Marne, it’s €155,100, in Pekela €158,700, and in Oldambt €161,200, so reports the Groninger Internet Courant. The top-five cheapest municipalities to buy a property is rounded out by one non-Groninger municipality: Den Helder’s average property price stands at €163,000.
The difference between the cheapest and most dear municipality is huge, in Blaricum (just to the Southeast of Amsterdam) the average price stands at €902,200, making it the most expensive in the country. Following Blaricum is the neighbouring municipality of Laren, at an average of €778,900, then Bloemendaal (on the North Sea coast to the west of Amsterdam) at €774,600 per property. Fourth most expensive is Wassenaar (a suburb of The Hague), at €669,000, whilst fifth most expensive is the municipality of Heemstede – a leafy suburb for both Amsterdam and Haarlem – where you’d have to pay on average €563,700 to own your own home.