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Can I invest in the real estate market of the Netherlands and obtain permanent residency?

I have a friend in Amsterdam who owns several properties. I am interested in purchasing one house from him and renovating it. I am wondering if I can get permanent residency in the Netherlands through an investment of this kind.

  • Delissen Martens
    July 02, 2019

    Unlike in some other EU countries, investment in private real estate is not rewarded with a resident permit. In order to qualify for a resident permit based on investment, the investment must meet the criteria outlined in my answer of Nov. 25th, 2018, titled "What are permitted investments for the Netherlands residency-by-investment program?".