Independent advisor

As an independent financial advisor, Thijs helps you make the right choices for the future. His goal is to protect you from the unexpected. Thijs is known for his personal approach, as he believes that’s key for any collaboration. “That’s the only way I can best contribute to your asset growth.”

He has been a trusted personal adviser for many clients for years. As a person, Thijs is highly driven and focused on achieving his goals. He doesn’t accept ‘no’ for an answer—he always finds a way.

Just like honey badgers by the way. Hence the logo. Honey Badgers are fearless, driven and focused on reaching their goals—they don’t take ‘no’ for an answer. Check the video here below and you’ll know what you’re dealing with here.


Thijs is your go-to person for advice for personal and business mortgages, financing, insurance, annuities, and other financial issues. He’ll thoroughly assess your situation and/or business to develop creative, comprehensive, cost-effective solutions that fit your needs. He’ll give you a clear insight into your current situation and gives you solid advice on your must-haves, should-haves and could-haves.

Bouvy Advies specializes in insurance (personal, business, rental property, self-employment), mortgages (first and second mortgage, commercial real estate financing, self-employment), funding and annuities. As an entrepreneur himself, he naturally understands your business needs. He can also provide premium insurance for villas, sports cars, fine art etc.

Bouvy Advies  is there to translate all complex matters into understandable language and takes care of the whole process.

To schedule a no-obligation call or appointment at his office in Blaricum to discuss your specific financial needs.

You’ll find my contact information here.

I had the opportunity to work with Thijs, he gave me great advise as an expat. Also the insurances were very welcome.

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We work together with the Expat Center to help our international clients achieve their goals.

The best mortgage for an expat depends on their lifestyle and personal circumstances. With some Dutch mortgages, you have to start paying off the loan immediately—plus interest. Other mortgage types allow you to postpone paying down the principal and allow you to make interest-only payments instead.

Since the changes in 2013, the only mortgage types eligible for the interest tax deduction (renteaftrek) are the annuity and linear mortgage models, whereby the loan is repaid within 30 years via monthly repayments.

Annuity mortgage (annuïteitenhypotheek)

In the early years of an annuity mortgage, your monthly payments are largely interest, with only a small portion of your payment going toward paying down the principal. Over time, as you gradually decrease your debt, the amount of interest you pay also decreases. Towards the end of the mortgage period, the balance reverses, meaning that most of your payment goes toward paying down the principal while the rest goes toward interest.

In the early years of your mortgage, an annuity mortgage offers lower monthly payments than a linear mortgage.

Linear mortgage (lineaire hypotheek)

With a linear mortgage,  you have a fixed monthly payment—plus interest, of course. Your debt is reduced every month, which also reduces the interest owed. A linear mortgage is useful when you want to pay off your mortgage as quickly as possible. However, your initial payments are relatively high.

Other Dutch mortgage models

Alternative Dutch mortgage models are mainly variations of annuity and linear mortgages. However, if you take out one of these mortgage forms, you may no longer be entitled to mortgage tax relief.

Interest-only mortgage (aflossingsvrije hypotheek)

With an interest-only mortgage, you don’t pay down the principal of your loan. Instead, you only pay the interest on a monthly basis. Banks only permit this kind of mortgage under certain circumstances, and you will need to repay the capital at a later date from savings or investment accounts.

Credit mortgage (krediethypotheek)

A credit mortgage loan is a flexible mortgage. Similar to a normal bank account, you can withdraw and deposit money. You pay monthly interest payments on the amount you borrow, which depends on your property’s value.

Investment mortgage (beleggingshypotheek)

With an investment account mortgage, you invest a certain amount into an investment or stock market account. This amount can be paid as a lump sum or in monthly or annual installments.

Life insurance mortgage (levenhypotheek)

This mortgage combines a loan with a life insurance policy. You pay a monthly or an annual premium for life insurance plus interest on the loan. Over the mortgage term, you do not pay off your debt, but it is redeemed at the end of the term via the life insurance policy. There is also a guaranteed version of this mortgage with a guaranteed return that enables you to repay the loan at the end of the term.

Savings mortgage (spaarhypotheek)

This type of mortgage offers a high level of security by linking a savings account to your mortgage. You make monthly interest payments and, instead of repayments, you deposit money into the linked savings account with a fixed interest rate that is equal to your mortgage interest rate. At the end of the mortgage term, you repay the mortgage from the savings account.


Hybrid mortgage (hybride hypotheek)

A hybrid mortgage is a combination of interest-only, savings and investment mortgages. You make interest payments, but you have flexibility in generating the capital to repay the loan. During the course of the mortgage term, you can switch between saving and investing. This allows you to take advantage of low-interest rates and other investment opportunities, or you can be more risk-averse in a savings account.

Do you need a mortgage or insurance in The Netherlands ?

Please do not hesitate to contact us. You’ll receive a free quotation without any obligations. It only takes a few minutes.