About the Holland Metropole

 

Holland Metropole is an alliance between Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven, and the cream of Dutch real estate developers and investors. The alliance aims to develop affordable and inclusive cities and make sure they can be accessed and enjoyed by everyone, whatever their income or stage in life.

Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven are thriving cities in their own right. As an alliance, they form one of the most competitive regions in the world, working closely together with private partners to ensure a stable, innovative and inclusive future for all their inhabitants and creating value for all stakeholders.

Climate change, affordable development, the circular economy and sustainability are central to the Holland Metropole’s strategy for the future. At the same time, each city has its own specialism.

 

Amsterdam: finance, the creative sector, IT

Utrecht: health, IT, education

Rotterdam: port services, transport, clean-tech

The Hague: diplomacy, cyber security

Eindhoven: advanced IT, materials science

‘The range of companies and institutions now moving to the Holland Metropole is a big vote of confidence in its combined scale and complementary value propositions of the five cities. The region remains firmly near the top of the foreign investment charts.’ 

Dutch senate backs extending rent controls to more homes

Legislation to bring more homes under the Dutch rent control system have been approved by the senate…

Holland Metropole @Provada June 11, 12 and 13, RAI exhibition centre Amsterdam

Holland Metropole cities, developers and investors are again taking part at the annual Dutch real estate fair Provada, which runs for…

Private investors expand their share of Dutch housing market

The number of privately-owned rental homes in the Netherlands rose by a net 67,000 between 2021 and 2023,…

The Hague publishes design plans for new waterfront district

A former industrial area in The Hague is to be transformed into a residential district with 9,000…

Research highlights opportunities to make the Dutch housing market more attractive to (international) institutional investors

New research by Cushman & Wakefield, on behalf of the Holland Metropole alliance, provides tools for the…

Housing minister publishes plans to speed up house building, cut red tape

Housing minister Hugo de Jonge has published finalised and long-awaited legislation aimed at cutting red tape and speeding up…

Real estate sector urges government action, agrees to accelerate house building plans

Holland Metropole partners are among the 12 real estate sector groups which have called on the government…

Densification would free space for thousands of new homes: research

There is enough space to build hundreds of thousands of new homes in post-WWII parts of Dutch…

Dutch housing minister changes rules on new-builds for rental

Housing minister Hugo de Jonge has made a major concession to developers who are concerned his plans…

Market for newly built homes improves in Q4

After months of decline, the market for newly-built homes in the Netherlands seems to be improving, with…