After being admitted you have to find a place to live in Leeuwarden. A place you can call home. The good news is that you will find relatively easy a suiting accommodation in Leeuwarden. Students often rent a room in a shared house or an apartment with other students. Not your style? Then you might want to opt for a one-bedroom or studio apartment. Real estate agents or private landlords advertise their rooms on different platforms. Please note: for first-year GRL students, student housing is provided by UCF.
How to find a student room, studio or apartment in Leeuwarden
There are several platforms which publish vacant rooms, apartments, studio’s in Leeuwarden. Some of these are free to join, others ask a registration fee or a monthly fee.
You can also check Facebook where you will find several pages and groups like:
The costs of renting accommodation in Leeuwarden
The bigger the place, the higher the price. Also location and your preference for a furnished or unfurnished room affects the rent. Prices vary from around 300 to 550 euro (and up) per month. It is common practice that your landlord asks to sign a 12 month contract and to pay a month’s rent as a security deposit.
A few things to keep in mind
Many students will be trying to find a place to live at the beginning of the academic year and during the summer months. It’s therefore wise to start looking for a room as early as possible.
Always use official websites or companies that you can trace to a physical address.
The agency costs and rental fees of both commercial agencies and private landlords can be high. Remain critical, visit the room beforehand and always read your contract carefully.
Do not pay anything before you have a written contract and always ask for a receipt of payment.
Be aware of scammers. If the rent looks too good to be true for the location/type of housing, or the pictures are unidentifiable, you might be looking at something that is not genuine.
Avoid identity theft: never send a copy of your passport to strangers.
If you wish to rent a room in a building that has three or more residents, you should check if the proprietor has the correct permit.
Do not go to a viewing alone. If possible, take a Dutch speaker with you.
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