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Student accommodation in Amsterdam: flats and rooms for rent

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Information about Amsterdam

Are you looking for student accommodation in Amsterdam? Start your search as soon as possible and pay close attention to our tips. Here’s everything you need to know: details about the available apartments and rooms, the best locations to look for housing, availability of student residences, and answers to frequently asked questions.

Available accommodationTotalAverage price
Private room Amsterdam88€1186
Residence Amsterdam0
Studio Amsterdam5€1880
Entire place Amsterdam118€2911
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Amsterdam is one of the most charming cities in the Netherlands. This multicultural city attracts the highest number of international students in the country each year, offering a fun and diverse social scene. However, this popularity means that student accommodation in Amsterdam is often slightly more expensive than in other Dutch cities, such as Utrecht.

Student apartments for rent in Amsterdam

Looking to rent a student apartment in Amsterdam? It is important to know that it’s not an easy task, as there are limited flats available and a shortage of housing. Additionally, as a student, it’s ideal to find a furnished apartment near the university, which can drive up the monthly rent.

You can typically choose between two types of rental apartments. On the one hand, there are studio apartments, which offer privacy and independence. However, the monthly cost is quite high, usually starting from €1200 per month. On the other hand, there are the apartments with multiple bedrooms to share with other students. These generally have a lower monthly cost per person, but you’ll have to share common spaces like the living room, kitchen, and bathroom.

Student rooms for rent in Amsterdam

A good alternative if you’re going on Erasmus to this Dutch city is to rent a spare room in a shared apartment with other students. The price is lower than if you rent an entire apartment by yourself and it’s probably easier to find. Also, this way you can meet new people and share your experience with people from other countries.

There are rooms with different features to consider when choosing. Some factors include whether the bathroom is private or shared, if the apartment has a balcony, or if there is a lift.

If this option sounds good to you, Erasmus Play can help you find the perfect room. Easily compare prices and features from a wide range of accommodations from various online platforms and companies.

Student accommodation in Amsterdam

Here are some of the best areas to live in this Dutch city:

Flats for rent in Amsterdam-Oost

Amsterdam-Oost is one of the neighbourhoods that attract the most students. This is due to its location, very close to the University of Amsterdam (UvA). It’s also near iconic places in the city, such as the Waterlooplein Market, Magere Brug bridge, and the Botanical Garden.

Apartments in Amsterdam-Zuid

This district is another popular choice among students moving to the city, as it’s home to the campus of Free University of Amsterdam (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam). The district includes neighbourhoods like De Pijp, where you’ll find a wide variety of stores, restaurants, and cafés filled with young and trendy people. Also, it’s home to city landmarks like the Heineken Brewery Museum and the famous Vondelpark.

Rooms for rent in the centre of Amsterdam

Several city neighbourhoods are very popular among students each year. Some include De Wallen, Burgwallen Nieuwe Zijde, Grachtengordel, Leidseplein, and Jordaan. These are also tourist areas, but they allow you to be close to places of interest, entertainment spots, and various university faculties.

Erasmus accommodation near the University of Amsterdam

As mentioned earlier, the best district to choose would be Amsterdam-Oost. Among its neighbourhoods, consider areas like Watergraafsmeer, Oosterparkbuurt, and Transvaalbuurt, which are full of student hotspots. If you want to know more about convenient neighbourhoods to consider, check out this article we wrote about it. And here's more information about the different campuses of the University.

Student residences in Amsterdam

There are many university residences available near the institutions. You should know that all of them are private, as universities in the Netherlands are not allowed to have their own residences.

Each residence offers different amenities, such as furnished rooms, private bathrooms, kitchen with utensils, gym, 24-hour security, and/or laundry facilities.

Frequently asked questions about studying in Amsterdam

How much does a room in a shared apartment cost in Amsterdam?
The average price of a spare room in this Dutch city is around €650. However, it can vary greatly depending on its location and what’s included, such as whether it’s furnished or not.
What are the best neighbourhoods to live in Amsterdam as a student?
Some of the best neighbourhoods for students to live in Amsterdam are De Pijp, Jordaan, and Oud-West. These areas offer a vibrant student life with a variety of stores, cafés, restaurants, and nightlife. You can also consider other areas, such as the Amsterdam-Oost district.
Why go on Erasmus to Amsterdam?
This city is a top choice among students worldwide due to its atmosphere, culture, and leisure offerings. It has a wide range of museums, cultural events, access to nature, and excellent dining options. Plus, the Netherlands has been highlighted several times as one of the happiest countries in the world.
Where to look for student accommodation in Amsterdam?
Finding cheap accommodation in Amsterdam is not an easy task. The cost of living in this city is high. We recommend using our accommodation price comparison tool, which makes it easy to find affordable flats and rooms. Check the location of each accommodation to make sure it’s not far from your place of study or work.
How much is the Erasmus grant to study in Amsterdam?
The exact amount of the Erasmus grant to study in Amsterdam can vary depending on numerous factors, such as the country of origin and the duration of the exchange. However, it usually ranges between €200 and €400 per month for living expenses, which is not enough to cover the entire stay in this Dutch city.

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