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Expat Housing in the Netherlands
Are you an expat in The Netherlands looking to buy a property? This free webinar will present you with a team of qualified experts who will tell you everything you need to know about the process of buying a home in the Netherlands. Taking to the (online) stage, the experts will inform you about the financial, tax, legal and practical matters involved when buying a property.

Get your questions answered by experts
The webinar is presented by Expat Housing Seminar, who arrange several online and live seminars on the topic of expat housing in the Netherlands. The webinar will be held by Henk Jansen from Expat Mortgages, Mie-Lan Kok from Mie-Lan Kok estate agency, Bert Buma from Buma Algera Notariaat and Arnold Waal from Orange Tax services. They will all share valuable knowledge with you and also answer your individual questions.
Claire Leunissen
IamExpat Host
Richardo Cruz Fortes
Expat Mortgages
Richardo began his career in mortgage advice at Rabobank as a mortgage administrator, but his ambition was to move to the next level – consultancy. It was for this reason that he decided to join the Expat Mortgages team in 2010. A year later Richardo became a mortgage consultant.

Richardo is incredibly passionate about his job and the people (clients) he gets to meet every day. Richardo’s motto is: “We do not have problems, we only have challenges and each challenge requires the right tailor-made solution.” For over 10 years he has helped expats from all over the world secure mortgages to buy homes in the Netherlands.

Richardo was born and raised in Amsterdam, but he also has Cape Verdean roots. Both his parents were born on the Cape Verdean Islands. He is happily married to Nihal for already 11 years and they have 2 daughters: Zahara and Tamar and 1 son Zaki.

He likes to play (watch) soccer and spend quality time with his family and kids in his spare time.
Mie-Lan Kok
Mie-Lan Kok Estate Agency
Helping people with the next step in their life is a wonderful thing to do. Making other people happy is what makes my day. I am very grateful to be a small radar their wheel of life. With my real estate team of all women, we love to find the right fit and find the house that you can call home. We guide our clients from beginning to end, whether they are buying or selling a property.

We are highly motivated to make the whole buying or selling process transparent, honest, and as problem-free as possible. Through almost 20 years of experience with expats, we know exactly what it is that foreign buyers look for and what is important to them. From our real estate office, we operate in the areas of Amsterdam, Haarlem, Hoofddorp and Utrecht.
Arnold Waal
Orange Tax services
Arnold Waal, born and raised in Amsterdam. After finishing the high business school and university tax degree Arnold started his career with a small typical Amsterdam tax advising company. Typical Amsterdam implies joy in the work to be done with an eye for humor. Later on, he decided to start his own tax advising company. The first employee, Eleonora, Arnold married. Both are now partners in Orange Tax Services and that has evolved to Tax-is-exciting BV, as Arnold actually thinks tax is exciting.

The company employs a staff of 15 employees and their target clients are the internationals who need help with tax compliance. That can be from claiming back mortgage interest to starting a company, or running payroll. All communicated in English, all to make you comply with the rules and regulations. Tax is Exciting is based at the Keizersgracht 62 in Amsterdam and Zijlstraat 47 in Haarlem.
Bert Buma
Buma Algera Notariaat
Bert Buma (1959) is co-founder of Buma | Algera Notariat together with Sjoerd Algera. Bert graduated in Notarial law and Dutch law at the Vrij (Free) University of Amsterdam in 1984 and since then has worked in the Amsterdam's notarial profession. As (assigned) notary Bert specialised in real estate.

He specifically focussed on buying/selling, establishment of mortgage and other security rights, division in apartment law and (voluntary and foreclosure) real estate auctions. He regularly conducts lectures on the subject to estate agent associations. Before establishing Buma | Algera Notariat Bert worked for Boekel De Nerée for 25 years, 14 years as partner and 11 years as notary. He is also a member of the Amsterdam's Legal Society. Alongside his work as notary Bert sits on the board of a number of charitable organisations.
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