Anyone living in Amsterdam who has their own private facilities (bathroom, kitchen) is expected to pay local taxes for services such as rubbish collection, water and sewage. These taxes are not included in the rent. The tax bill will be sent to you directly by the City of Amsterdam.
You need not pay these taxes if you have a low income. Consult the City of Amsterdam website for information (in Dutch) on how to submit an appeal.
If you live on your own with private facilities, you may be eligible for a rent benefit (in Dutch: huurtoeslag) from the Dutch government. Check the Step-by-step plan below.
The government tax office provides detailed information on rent benefit eligibility conditions and how to apply.