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The Netherlands Office Fit Out Cost Guide

Unlock the potential of your office space in the Netherlands with our Office Fit Out Cost Guide 2024. Begin your journey to a more efficient and innovative workspace across cities like Amsterdam and Rotterdam today!

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The Netherlands Guide 2024 Highlights

Cushman & Wakefield’s EMEA Office Fit Out Cost Guide is your essential tool for navigating office renovation expenses across the Netherlands. Assembled by our expert Project & Development Services (PDS) team, this guide aids in crafting precise capital planning and budgeting for various office fit out designs, from the simplest forms to the most advanced and eco-conscious configurations.

Venture through our detailed guide tailored for the Netherlands, presenting office fit out costs that mirror the nation's commitment to sustainability and cutting-edge design. Whether your focus is on creating a sustainable workspace in Amsterdam or a high-tech hub in Rotterdam, our guide provides critical budgeting insights and the latest trends in office design.

This year's Office Fit Out Cost Guide covers:

  • Principal factors for premium office fit outs, such as embracing new technologies, accommodating neurodiversity in design, strategies for enhancing employee engagement, and insights into the shifting dynamics of the labor market.
  • A thorough cost analysis of different fit out components, including millwork, doors, and innovative mechanical installations, equipping businesses with the necessary data for informed financial planning.
  • Average retrofitting and reinstatement costs across major Dutch cities, offering a crucial perspective on the financial aspects of office renovation projects.

What is an office fit out?

An office fit out is the process of designing and constructing an office space to meet an occupier’s specific needs. This can include everything from furniture and equipment to mechanical and electrical systems. An effective office refit can improve productivity, employee morale, and help create a positive brand image. Whether you are relocating to a new office or looking to refresh your existing space, our guide can help you understand the costs involved in creating your ideal workplace.

Office fit out versus office
refurbishment: what’s the difference?

An office refurbishment is an office refresh project that is often less intensive than an office fit out. It may include changing a layout, completing a renovation, putting in new furniture or replacing flooring. Often, a refurbishment can occur while the office is in use.

What is an office fit out? 
How much does it cost to fit out an office?

What are the benefits
of an office fit out?

A well-designed office fit out can have a significant impact on your business. It can help you attract and retain top talent, improve efficiency, and create a positive work environment. Investing in an office fit out is an investment in the future of your business.


What are the factors
impacting office fit out costs?

Several factors can influence office renovation costs, including:

Size/Type of Office Space

The size and type of space you are fitting out, such as an open plan or traditional office, can greatly impact the cost.

Level of Customization

  • Quality of finishes: The quality of finishes, such as flooring and wall coverings, can significantly impact office renovation costs.
  • Complexity of design: The more complex the design—such as intricate lighting or customized furniture—the higher the cost.
  • Sustainability requirements: Green building standards or sustainability requirements may increase the cost but offer long-term savings in energy usage and maintenance costs for sustainable office fit outs.
  • Mechanical and electrical services: The need for additional mechanical and electrical services, such as air conditioning or data cabling, can increase the overall costs.

Location of the Office

The cost of materials, labor, and regulations can vary greatly by location.

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Fees, Timelines and Contingencies

  • Project management and professional fees: Professional fees, such as architect and project management fees, can be a significant portion of the total office renovation costs.
  • Timeline and delivery requirements: Tight timelines or delivery requirements can add costs for expedited or overtime labor.
  • Contingencies: Contingency costs are an essential part of any budget to account for unforeseen expenses or changes during the project.

Commercial office fit out costs per square foot

The Netherlands, with Amsterdam at the forefront, displays average fit out costs that resonate with the country's innovative spirit and commitment to sustainability. Medium-quality fit outs in Amsterdam average €1,200 per sqm, reflecting a market keen on integrating modern design with environmental considerations.

Engaging with our Project & Development Services experts can help tailor fit out costs to your particular needs, ensuring your space aligns with the Netherlands' high standards for design and sustainability. The Office Fit Out Cost Guide offers comprehensive coverage of fit out costs, from architectural trades to mechanical installations, catering to the specific needs of the Dutch market.


Looking to delve deeper?

Request a fit out consultation and let our experts tailor solutions for your space.

For a deeper dive into how these insights can be tailored to your unique space, our team is ready to guide you through every step.

Let’s create a workspace that meets today’s needs and anticipates tomorrow's.


Maximizing your budget: understanding typical office fit out costs 

Are you planning an office fit out but don't know where to start with budgeting? It's crucial to have a clear understanding of typical office fit out costs before embarking on any project. From furniture and construction work to professional fees and audio-visual installations, the expenses can add up quickly.

Our comprehensive guide will help you navigate the process and ensure you are making informed decisions. Discover the key factors to consider when calculating your budget and how to optimize your investment. Don't let unexpected costs derail your project. Start planning today and achieve your dream office within your budget.

Average office fit out costs by city 

Office fit out costs in the Netherlands present a wide array across different cities, illustrating the market's response to new working norms and elevated design expectations. Our comprehensive 2024 Office Fit Out Cost Guide is indispensable for companies embarking on office design and construction projects, offering detailed insights for effective budgeting and planning.

In Amsterdam, a hub for both historical significance and modern innovation, medium-quality office fit outs average €1,200 per square meter. This reflects the city's aspiration to blend traditional charm with contemporary office designs. Reinstatement costs in Amsterdam for medium-quality projects average €150 per square meter, highlighting the expenses involved in returning office spaces to their pre-lease condition.

Given the diverse cost landscape in the Netherlands, engaging with Cushman & Wakefield’s Project & Development Services professionals is advisable for bespoke guidance and financial planning, ensuring projects meet both financial and design objectives.

Our Services

Cushman & Wakefield offers a range of services to help you create your ideal office space. We are a trusted partner for occupiers and investors managing their capital expenditure and project delivery across the Netherlands. By providing consistent, trusted client service, we have created an excellent reputation locally, across the Netherlands, and globally. Our experienced team can guide you through the entire fit out process from concept to completion.


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Why Choose Us?

Whether you want more value from your space and a better design, or you’re an investor and your asset needs repair, a refresh or reimagining, Project & Development Services (PDS) is here for you. We know we’ve done our job when the design and construction of the space you occupy works like clockwork, or you’re thrilled by the on-time, on-budget results.

Our team has knowledge in all verticals and specializations, managing projects, programs, and development. We watch out for risk, and our processes and buying power keep costs down for you. We have a broad perspective of the real estate life cycle and align with where you are in your journey, so the result reflects your culture and goals.

Local Team Contacts

Our team is here to support you through the fit out process. Contact a regional team lead to learn more about our services and how we can help you create your ideal workspace.

Frank Okker

Frank Okker

Service Line Head of PDS (EMEA Grade - Partner)
The Netherlands

Bas Enters

Bas Enters

The Netherlands

Robert Eldering

Robert Eldering

Lead Interior Design
The Netherlands

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