The demand for student housing in the Netherlands, and in Amsterdam in particular, is high. Therefore the institutions for higher education in Amsterdam, including the Amsterdam University of the Arts, have joined hands, in close cooperation with the city of Amsterdam and housing corporations, to increase the number of student rooms considerably in the next few years - especially for international students.

There are several housing corporations in Amsterdam offering student accommodations, most importantly De Key, DUWO and Ymere. The department at De Key that handles international student housing is called Short Stay Facilities; the department at DUWO is called Short Stay Housing.

The Student Hotel (TSH) has over 700 rooms that are rented to both Dutch and foreign students. The stay can vary from 1 week to 10 months. Permanent housing is not possible. More information on the website of TSH; Thestudenthotel.com

Information and support can be given by particular support centres (steunpunten) in town, such as the Amsterdams Steunpunt Wonen (ASW) or via:



Exclusively for international students of the Amsterdam University of the Arts, housing corporation Ymere offers 8 student rooms in the complex ‘De Eretribune’, where student athletes are housed. This complex is located in Amsterdam West at the Erasmusgracht.

Because of the many applications, the application form has already closed.

  • the rooms have a size of 18,5m² and are furnished;
  • there is a shared kitchen (28m²) and a bathroom you share with three other students;
  • the rent is approx. € 520 (without balcony, 6 rooms) to € 530  (with balcony, 2 rooms);
  • the rent is including gas, water, electricity and service charges;
  • the rooms have free internet access;
  • public transport is close by and you can reach the city centre by bike in about 15 minutes.


  • the rooms are meant exclusively for international students;
  • the rental period officially runs from 1 September 2017 until 15 August 2018;
  • you must be 18 years or older;
  • your annual income must not exceed € 36,165  per year.

Students Conservatorium van Amsterdam

Students from the Conservatorium van Amsterdam may apply for housing from the Jan Pietersz. House Foundation, which has a mission to provide suitable living and working space for music students (with special isolation). The foundation has around 450 accommodations, scattered around the city, including the medieval Bethaniënklooster.