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: minvm.nl.
What type of housing 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.
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: www.duwo.nl.
Word of advice: Enter your registration at DUWO immediately after registration for your study/course through www.room.nl. 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.
- www.kamers.nl (Dutch website)
- www.room-to-rent.com – furnished rooms in Voorburg, suburb of The Hague
- www.hospihousing.com – connects international students with local hosts
- 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:
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: esncard.org.
- 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.