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Find housing in The Hague

Now available: modern, furnished apartments in The Hague for students and young professionals. Are you 23 years or older? You can qualify for housing allowance! More information:


What type of housing or accommodations are available for students?

  • Rooms in student houses, offering shared living facilities, either furnished or not
  • Apartment or studio, sometimes to be shared – either furnished or not
  • Hostels or hotels
  • Homestay with a host or family

Who offers long-term residence in The Hague?

All information on this portal is aimed at international students, entering into long-term (3-4 years) education courses in The Hague. The hardest time to find a room is at the start of the college year.

- DUWO is the largest housing association for students:

Word of advice: Enter your registration at DUWO immediately after registration for your study/course through There will be a one-off entry fee of €35. After payment you will be able to subscribe for available rooms. These will be assigned based on order of entry. It is not unthinkable that you will not be eligible for a room in the first year, but will be in the following college years. DUWO also offers ‘short stay’ accommodation for a maximum duration of 1 year. Make sure to check if you are eligible a short stay room through your educational institution and through DUWO’s website.

Other housing suppliers

- Real-estate or commercial offerors – this is usually the most used option. 

- Private persons
- Groups on Facebook, for example Den Haag Housing or Zoekt kamer in Den Haag Community
- Housing associations: waiting lists of (average) 6 years, make it a useless exercise for students to look for a room here. 

Options for short stay

In order to find a suitable temporary housing solution, it is worth looking for rooms that are sublet through

Alternatively, one can consider a hostel:

Or a hotel:

The Rental Helpdesk (Huurbalie)

For free advice and information about all rent-related questions, you can contact the Rental Helpesk (Huurbalie). The Rental Helpdesk offers students free information and advice on matters such as the rental contract and problems in the home such as damp and mould. As a student, you can also contact the Rental Helpdesk if you have problems with the landlord. They try to mediate between you and the landlord in case of problems.

Hospi Housing: homestay with a host or family

Staying with a verified host or guest family will provide you with a soft landing in town and is the perfect way to get in touch with the Dutch culture and language. You’ll have your own private room and shared facilities like a kitchen and bathroom.

Hospi Housing collaborates with multiple universities and the municipality of The Hague and they have a large network of verified hosts and families. Check their website and register for free.

Here are some general useful tips

  • Once again: start your search early.
  • Also consider area’s outside of the city center of The Hague or even outside of The Hague in one of the surrounding smaller villages, such as Leidschendam-Voorburg, Rijswijk, Delft or in the Westland area.
  • Do you know people living in The Hague? Involve them in your search.
  • Connect through social media with international students in The Hague.
  • Subscribe to (international) student associations.
  • Benefit from discounts using an ESN card:
  • When viewing a particular room, make sure to bring along someone experienced in these matters.
  • Do not pay any rent in cash unless you get a proper payment receipt.
  • Do not transfer any substantial pre-payments, prior to having viewed the room or apartment.