In rental apartment ads, you sometimes see the monthly rent listed with the added note of "incl. GWE" or "excl. GWE". Example:

Spacious, luxury-finished and fully furnished apartment in Amsterdam Nieuw-West.

Rental price: 1,350
GWE/Inventory/Internet/TV: 250

Deposit 1 month
etc. etc.

This must be one of the additional fees/costs you need to pay, but what do the initials stand for?


I'm pretty sure it's:

  • G for gas
  • W - water
  • E for electricity

(thanks @audionuma for guessing water :-) ...)

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    Water maybe ? – audionuma May 6 '18 at 15:43
  • @audionuma: That makes sense. Let's see if people upvote that combination... – einpoklum May 6 '18 at 16:01

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