Expat Housing
Duynstreek Real Estate

begeleiding van expats

Duynstreek Makelaars

Duynstreek Makelaars heeft veel ervaring met het zoeken van gepaste huisvesting voor expats. Door onze goede connecties met diverse internationale bedrijven in Noord Holland (o.a. EMA en ECN Petten) en de European School in Bergen hebben wij al vele expats begeleidt met het huren of aankopen van gepaste huisvesting. 


We help people just like you every week

Are you an expat and are you staying in the Amsterdam area for an extended period? Then you may want to consider renting or buying your own house or apartment in the Netherlands. Will your new house be in Amsterdam, where prices for properties are sky-high and parking problems are the everyday reality, or will your new home in the Alkmaar/Bergen area?

It only takes 45 minutes to drive from Alkmaar to the centre of Amsterdam. In the Alkmaar area you can buy a much larger and better house compared to Amsterdam. It only takes a 10/15 minutes drive to the beach and the European School in Bergen. Alkmaar has the same atmosphere as Amsterdam, nice canals, historical centre, good train connections to Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam and The Hague. What are you waiting for? Discover the Alkmaar area and visit Bergen, Castricum, Schoorl and more places in the “Duinstreek”.

Contact Pascal van Aalst or Tineke van Aalst-Dapper  Mobile +31(0)6-502 28 359  E-mail: [email protected]


Reviews of happy expats

We bought our house from them in 2013, and then the service for foreigners without all the local knowledge was fantastic and went far beyond what we could have expected. The same thing when we sold our house – and the attention to detail was fantastic. We got more than we had expected for the house and the way it was all managed was really impressive. We couldn’t have asked for more – speed, trust, knowledge, and a really personal and friendly approach.

Steve Lewis – Director European School Bergen

I chose Tineke and Pascal based on recommendations from friends as well as on their positive and constructive attitude. I could feel that I got personal service and they were very attentive and helpful during all stages of the process. I was especially impressed by the enthusiasm they had in their work.”

R. Ahlstrand – Alkmaar

“As we are non-Dutch sellers, Pascal and Tineke were extremely helpful, spoke excellent English and guided us through the system. We were in direct contact with Pascal and he responded to every email and text speedily keeping us informed of the latest developments in the sale process. Our house was sold and the deal finalised within 17 days. When we had difficulty obtaining an energy certificate, Pascal guided us through the process. Nothing was too much trouble for him and we thoroughly recommend this company.”

K. Charlton & J. Hunter – Warmenhuizen

“A small company that looks after their clients very well. All done quickly with good professional advice.”

J. Kutcher – Teacher European School Bergen

”A professional, personable and caring company. Both Tineke and Pascal keep your best interests in mind throughout the entire property buying process and give solid advice based on experience. They offer a range of services to make the process as smooth as possible. I highly recommend their services”.

Evelyn Bookless – Children’s author and European School Bergen parent

“Pascal and Tineke are highly professional and guided us in buying our house throughout the whole process. They negotiated a good price for us and they were always very responsive to our requests. Would recommend.”

Gustavo, Rodriguez

“We moved to The Netherlands in 2019 from the UK (expats) and had rented for almost 1 year then decided it was time to buy our own property in Alkmaar and after a quick search I came across Duynstreek Makelaars, which was the best thing to happen to us as Pascal, Patty and Tineke made the whole process of buying our first property in The Netherlands easy and stress free from arranging viewings to advising on a reliable notary, they really went the extra mile to help us. I would highly recommend their services. Thanks again to the Duynstreek Makelaars team”.

Nick Pearson

”Extremely professional and friendly! We are expats moving to the Netherlands from abroad and from the beginning to the end Pascal and Tineke made the process easy and stress free. The support and advice helped us make an informative and confident decision. We are very thankful for the support we received and look forward to our new life in the Netherlands. We would definitely recommend!”

Rosa Morim – London EMA

”Extremely professional and friendly, we couldn’t have asked for a better service! Duynstreek Makelaars helped us to buy a house in Alkmaar. As we are expats moving to the Netherlands from abroad we required extra support. From the beginning of the process we got a lot of support with our home search and we were provided with useful information to help us make an informative choice. When the time for an offer came, DVA Makelaars were also excellent in the negotiations with the seller and we managed to buy our dream house in a couple of months! They have been very supporting all along the buying process and beyond. We are extremely pleased with our experience and would definitely recommend!”

Sofia Mylona – London EMA

“What a professional, friendly and warm service we received from Pascal and his team. Selling a home is normally very stressful but the process was faultless and everything went without a hitch! Thank you Pascal – we are very grateful to you”.

Jackie Cox – Alkmaar

“Four years ago Tineke bought an apartment for me. I find the way that she worked truly professional and personal. I had immediately the click during the first appointment with them. I was very happy with the way she worked, the price and the apartment itself. After the purchase I hired their service several times to rent it for me. Pascal makes fantastic photos. I have been very satisfied with their service and I won’t consider another agency easily for my next purchase/selling. I highly recommend Duynstreek Makelaars!”

Lin Luo – Alkmaar

“Excellent service. Pascal and Tineke have provided us with true end-to-end service, from explaining how the process works to accompanying us to viewings, price negotiations, bidding and contracting. In addition, they have provided us with invaluable insights into the local property market. Highly recommended, if you need a real estate agent in the Alkmaar area.”

Linda Tamás – Bergen

We are happy to help you find the right home for your family

Contact us +31(0)6 – 502 28 359

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