Housing sector

Terraced houses dominate the housing sector in the Netherlands

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Terraced or row houses account for 42% of the Dutch housing stock, but this is largely due to construction in the post-war years, national statistics agency CBS said on Wednesday.

A further 36% of the nearly eight million homes in the Netherlands are in apartment buildings and other multi-unit buildings and 13% are single-family properties.

This figure is much lower than the figure before the Second World War, when one in five houses was surrounded by its own land.

The townhouses, which are quick and easy to build, are a “legacy of the 60s, 70s and 80s,” CBS said. Most are in Zuid Holland, Noord Holland and Brabant.

Individuals looking to buy a single-detached home have the greatest choice in rural northern areas.

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