The International Office offers accommodation to participants in international Bachelor's, Master's and exchange programmes. The International Office offers furnished and unfurnished rooms with private or shared facilities. Please note that the number of rooms available is limited, so we cannot guarantee accommodation for every student. The International Office will do its utmost best to find suitable accommodation for everyone. In order to improve your chances of obtaining accommodation you are strongly advised to apply well in advance.
You are of course free to find accommodation on your own. However it can be very difficult and expensive to find a room in Amsterdam. We therefore recommend you to accept accommodation from VU Amsterdam.
If you need accommodation for a short period of time, we suggest you to find a hotel in the neighborhood of the postal code 1081 HV in Amsterdam via a booking website. In case you prefer a hostel, you can look at the website of Hostelworld Amsterdam, to find hostels such as A&O hostels or StayOkay.
Accommodation guests, employees, PhD’s
Since it can be very difficult (and expensive) to find a room in Amsterdam our International Office has some accommodation available for international PhD’s and guests.
Short Stay housing
Depending on the availability, we can offer our international PhD’s, visiting staff, Post Docs and guests accommodation for a minimum period of one month and a maximum period of one year (if available) in the Short Stay Housing. This type of accommodation generally concerns complete furnished studios with private facilities. More information about the studios in Short Stay housing.
For our international PhD students at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam we have a very limited number of studios and small apartments available that can be rented for the complete period of the PhD project with a maximum of 5 years. This type of accommodation generally concerns unfurnished studios with private facilities. More information about the different apartments in PhD housing.
For more information about accomodation for PhD students and Guests, check our website.
In case you need accommodation for a short period of time in the Netherlands, you can also contact travel agency ATP for booking accommodation or a hotel. ATP is a partner of Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. You can call +31 (0)20 201 1350 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not book your accommodation directly via ATP, but use the previous mentioned phone number or e-mail address.
In case you want to find another hotel, we advise you to book a hotel near the city center or near Amsterdam Zuid. You can find hotels by using various specialized websites.