If you decide to stay in Amsterdam for longer than one year, we strongly advise you to register anyway on Studentenwoningweb.nl and ROOM.nl as soon as possible, since these are working with registration time. Out of all students responding to a listing, the room is offered to the student ranked highest on the waiting list.
This registration might not offer you a room for the first year but can be an option for students who have housing via VU Amsterdam for the first year and need to find housing for the second or third year of their studies.
Priority for international students at ROOM.nl
ROOM.nl offers international students coming from abroad to skip the waiting list on selected buildings. This priority is only valid for contracts with start dates from 1 June to 30 September 2023 at the following locations:
- Spinozacampus (Darlingstraat-Dennenrodepad)
- Opaallaan (Hoofddorp)
- Schoonzichtlaan (Haarlem)
If you are offered one of these rooms, you will receive a campus contract for the entire duration of your studies. Please note that these rooms are non-furnished. You will have to arrange your own furniture (and sometimes flooring and fixtures too).
When you register at ROOM.nl with an address from outside the Netherlands, you will automatically skip the waiting list when you respond to listings at the above-mentioned locations. If multiple international students respond, the international student with the longest registration time is offered the room. Read more on the DUWO website.