Living in the Netherlands

Housing and living costs when studying in the Netherlands

One of the most important factors to consider when studying in the Netherlands will be your budget. Housing costs will vary depending on if you choose to stay in student housing or private accommodations.

Including food, public transport, books, clothes, cinema tickets, housing, and insurance, a student should prepare to spend an average of between €700 and €1,000/month when studying in Holland.


practical information

Find a place on your own

If you prefer to look for an apartment yourself, here are some of your options:

Student housing corporations

There are many housing corporations in the Netherlands that cater to students. When you register with one of these corporations, you will (usually) have to pay a fee.

The largest student housing corporations are:

Internet & Social Media

Don’t forget to check out social media in your search for a student home.

Useful facebook groups might be:


On-campus accommodation for 1 Year!

Once the student housing at Haarlem Campus is completed in February 2023 you will get the chance to stay at least 2 Semesters on our beautiful and secured campus. The newly built student apartments will be home to students of mixed ages, nationalities, and cultures and a unique opportunity to meet new friends and become part of our vibrant community.


Our Campus in Haarlem is far more than just a combination of learning, working and living. Haarlem Campus represents a community, offering plenty of space for cooperation and exchange.


Our Campus is located at Haarlem, a city of remarkable history, featuring great culture, cafés, shops, restaurants and nightlife. Besides, the home of some of the Netherlands’ best museums and world-famous art is regularly voted as one of the country’s best cities for shopping. Its own vibrant pulse, created by historic waterways, cobbled streets and ancient buildings provides unadulterated inspiration and first rate entertainment.


Other than that, the cultural charm of the historic city, its proximity and frequently running trains to Amsterdam offer space for economic innovation as well as entrepreneurial vision. Especially businesses in up-and- coming sectors including young digital businesses, creative manufacturing, circular economy as well as life sciences and health found their way to Haarlem, creating a hub for highly-educated professionals and entrepreneurs.

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Living in Haarlem has numerous benefits.

The city captivates with beautiful canals, a lively community and beaches just around the corner. Another decisive advantage of Haarlem is it’s proximity to the heart of the Netherlands – Amsterdam.

The capital of the Netherlands can be reached within a 11 minute train ride up to 148 times per day and gives access to iconic landmarks, deep culture and beautiful sceneries.

biking distance from the seaside

Two of the most famous beaches of the Netherlands are easily reachable by bike or within a 25 minute bus ride from Haarlem City Centre.

Zandvoort & Bloemendaal are surrounded by wild dunes and each summer temperatures rise up to 32 degrees, attracting hundreds of Dutch locals from all across the country.

It’s the perfect location for everyone who needs fresh air, a change of perspective and to refuel new energy and creativity.

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Join our open day

Get to know us while experiencing an exclusive tour of ‘De Koepel’, our mind-blowing Campus. Explore our programmes Creative Media, Business Psychology and Digital Transformation Management, get answers to your questions, and find out how our lecturers are redefining the future of education!

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