Housing

In Holland, students usually do not live on campus but have their own room. Therefore ArtEZ doesn't have its own student dormitories and cannot provide accommodation for students.

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We advise you to start your orientation on housing before coming to the Netherlands, because finding good, affordable accommodation can be a problem in Arnhem, Zwolle and Enschede.

Here are few reliable housing websites:
Easykamer.nl 
Eurasmus
Holland2Stay
HousingAnywhere
Kamernet
Nestpick
Pararius
Rooming
SJHT
Smart Wonen
SSH Student Housing
The Student Hotel
Uniplaces
WoningtargetKamer te huur Arnhem

Good to know:

  • An average room in Holland costs somewhere between €300 to € 600 a month.
  • The rooms may be quite small (15-24 m2) in comparison to what you are used to
  • It is common for men and women to live together in a shared house. If this is a problem for you: make this known as soon as possible
  • You may have to share the shower, toilet, kitchen and living room with other students
  • Most rental contracts run for at least six months or a year.

Before you take on a room, make sure you check what bills are included in the rent, as this may have a large impact on your budget. Some accommodations include gas, electricity, TV and Internet in the rent, for others you are expected to pay them separately.

Furnished or unfurnished?
Find out if a room is furnished or unfurnished. The quality can vary greatly and furnishings can range from just a bed and a chair to a fully-equipped room with internet. If you decide to go for an unfurnished room, you can buy cheap furniture at second-hand shops in your city.

Check your contract
Make sure you read and understand your rental contract before signing it. Ask for a rental contract in English. Check what you are allowed to do with your room, for example, you may not be allowed to paint the walls. Also, ask who you should speak to if you have a problem, for example a blocked drain.
If you have a complaint about your accommodation, you should speak first to the person directly responsible.
Sometimes, ArtEZ students that go abroad for an exchange or internship rent out their rooms temporarily via Facebook. Read more about student housing in Holland at the Nuffic website.