Proffesionals in helping EMA expats
Dapper & van Aalst real estate agency Alkmaar Area
Tineke DapperExpat expert / Real estate Agent
Tineke has been working as a Real Estate Agent and appraiser in the Alkmaar area since 1999, and in 2006 she founded Dapper & van Aalst Real Estate Agency with her partner Pascal van Aalst. “At the moment we’ve been operating over 12 years. We can look back at this beautiful time, but, more importantly, we look forwards. We look at the new developments in the housing market and we are searching for new innovations. The most important thing to becoming a successful Real Estate Agent is that you need to love people and houses.”
Pascal van AalstExpat expert / Real estate agent
English / German
Pascal is commercially oriented, has a good eye for detail and takes his time when showing customers around a property. A large part of the properties are photographed by Pascal himself. “Every time again it feels like top sport to make the most of selling a property. At the end of the day the most important thing is a satisfied customer.” We believe that word of mouth marketing is the best form of advertising. 60% of our customers have come to us from friend recommendations, showing that our customer satisfaction levels are high. We enjoy seeing so many happy customers and we strive to keep it that way.
Caroline de MaarExpat expert / Real estate agent
Caroline has always had an interest in working as a Real Estate Agent, and is now happy to be involved in property within the Alkmaar area alongside the team at Dapper & van Aalst. “I’m giving it everything I have every day to make people enthusiastic for all the properties we have to offer customers.”
Grace Tjebbescommercial assistant office staff
English / Italian
Alongside the numerous benefits that arise from working in property, Grace enjoys the many calls with customers that are required in order to schedule meetings and viewings for the most beautiful properties. “The housing market is a dynamic market where every day is different from the last!”
We love houses
Why expats choose Dapper & van Aalst Real Estate Agency
Dapper & van Aalst Real Estate Agents are experts in helping EMA expats with settling in the Netherlands. All of our employees speak excellent English and are happy to help you with finding a house in the Alkmaar area near the European School Bergen.
Certified NVM Real Estate Agent
We are a certified NVM Real Estate Agent. The NVM is a Dutch branch organization of 2200 real estate agents and appraisers. As a member of the NVM, we meet the strict standards set by this branch organization.
Knowledge about the local housing market
We have extensive knowledge of what happens in the local market. Our business was established ten years ago, and after just three years it became one of the highest ranking Real Estate Agencies in the Alkmaar area. We ensure that we are always up to date with the latest market changes in this dynamic housing market.
We are a Real Estate Agency that cares about you and your house. With excellent service, professional help and everything done with a smile, we will do everything possible to ensure you too are a satisfied customer.
“A small company that looks after the clients very well. All done quickly with good professional advice.”J. Kutcher - Alkmaar
“I chose Dapper van Aalst based on recommendations from friends as well as on the positive and constructive attitude and of the makelaar. I could feel that I got personal service and makelaar was very attentive and helpful during all stages of the process. I was especially impressed by the enthusiasm the makelaar has in his 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
We love houses
Why is the Alkmaar area excellent for EMA expats?
Alkmaar is a historic city with a bustling city center. Alkmaar is close to the European school of Bergen which is ideal for EMA expats with families! Also the EMA office (Orlyplein.) is 30 minutes away from Alkmaar by public transport. Alkmaar train station is on the main Intercity line with four direct trains every hour. The famous cheese market and characteristic architecture make this place not only ideal to live in but also enjoyable. Read more about Alkmaar…
Bergen is also an ideal place to live for EMA expats. The European school is established in this small but beautiful village. Bergen is not only a good location because of the European School but it is also a characteristic village with a rich history. Bergen is the place of birth of many famous Dutch artists like Charley Toorop and Leo Gestel. It even survived the Battle of Bergen in 1799 in which the French fought the British and Russians. Click on read more to get more information about this historic village. Read more about Bergen…
We have Schoorl in mind as the ideal place to live for an EMA expat. Schoorl is a small village on the coast where you can live peacefully and which is only 5 minutes from the beach. Schoorl is also very close to the EMA office and the European school Bergen. Your children will enjoy the number one attraction of Schoorl “the climbing dune.” You will not be the first foreign visitor of Schoorl because Picasso painted here . Read more about Schoorl…
Heiloo is a small place near the coast with enough to do. There are multiple good restaurants and there is the Heilooer Bos (forest) excellent for running or short hikes. Heiloo has a very modern shopping center and Heiloo has the best Italian ice cream parlour in the area. Read more about Heiloo…
Get to know the Netherlands
Foreign countries have their opinion when it goes about the Netherlands. In this blog I will discuss the prejiduces that people have about the Dutch. Many countries say that the Dutch are greedy. In the UK they even say “going Dutch” when they split the bill. I would not say that the Dutch are greedy…
Every country got their own dishes and special snacks. The Dutch food culture is mostly focussed on ease. Most Dutch only eat one hot meal a day and twice a day bread with toppings. We don’t take time to enjoy our lunch or dinner like our mediterranean neighbours. Because we eat a lot of bread…
In the Netherlands it can be 30 degrees but the next day it can rain very hard. The Dutch weathermen have a tough job because of these changing weather conditions. One advantage is that when it is nice weather we really enjoy this. Terraces and parks will be floodes with families and kids. So when…
The EMA comes to the Netherlands. The EMA will bring 900 expats with her. You as an expat must not only change from living place but you also need to switch lanes. In the UK we all know that everyone is driving on the left side of the road while we drive on the right…
EMAhousing.com is a website made by Dapper & van Aalst Real Estate Agency to make it easier for EMA expats to find the perfect place to live. We don’t focus on the “randstad” (Amsterdam, Rotterdam and The Hague) where renting is overpriced and where European schools stopped with placing new students. . We focus…
When you come to the Netherlands you immediatly notice the amount of biycles. Elderly people, students and even business man travel by bike. We use the biycle when it’s raining and when there is sunshine. In big citites like Amsterdam it’s a real chaos. “Did you know: That Dutch kids get biycle lessons on primary…
The Netherlands has a rich art culture, The whole world knows Vincent van Gogh, Rembrandt van Rijn and Piet Mondriaan. When you come to the Netherlands you can find the work of these great artists in multiple museums. For example Rijksmusuem where you can find Rembrandt’s masterpiece the night watch. But what has Alkmaar to…
“Alkmaar at its most beautiful .” Alkmaar tours is organised by Jen, Jen is an Canadian tour gide. She lives here since 2015 but she knows the city like she was born here. She will show you the most interesting spots and the historical highlights of this medieaval city. This is a fun way to…