Finding accommodation in the Netherlands

Once you have been admitted and have registered for a study programme at NHL Stenden, you should start looking for accommodation. You can find more information and tips to help you find housing in your student city by clicking on the campus location below. We recommend you to start early with finding a suitable accommodation. This way you can ensure you find the right place to live during your study.  

Types of accommodation 

In the Netherlands, it is common for students to rent a room in a shared house or apartment with other students. There are also options to rent a one-bedroom or studio apartment. Student accommodation is usually provided by real estate agents or private landlords who advertise their rooms on different platforms.   

Rental contracts and costs 

In the Netherlands, you will generally be asked to sign a lease of at least 12 months and pay at least one month’s rent as a security deposit. Most landlords offer unfurnished rooms with a complete kitchen and bathroom which you share with your housemates. StudentStay is an exception; they offer completely furnished rooms. The rent is usually paid per month.