To avoid some of the challenges related to student housing in the Netherlands, we recommend starting your search as early as possible. Definitely, don’t wait until you get to the Netherlands, because even when you find a place, signing your contract and actually moving in often takes another month or two.

Thus, spend some time searching for student accommodations online, post your own request on housing platforms or Facebook, and contact your university for information about living on campus. Also, try to find people who have experience with looking for accommodations in the Netherlands or who already live there and ask them for advice – direct contact usually leads to the most accurate information.

There are numerous Facebook housing groups and housing platforms for the Netherlands that you can use during your search for student accommodation. For your convenience, we have listed the most prominent ones here

Facebook Groups:

Housing Platforms

Student Housing Organizations