Did you know that student housing is not provided by the university in the Netherlands? Students have to find their own housing. Groningen is known for being a vibrant, but also a cozy city. There are about 40.000 students living in Groningen. Every year new students decide to move to Groningen. This means that there is a lot of demand for housing. Therefore, it can be quite difficult to find a place to live.
Where can I find a room?
For this reason, it is necessary to start searching for a room on time. For example, you can look at a shared house with other students, as well as looking for a room or studio on your own. Lots of student houses are managed by private landlords who post their rooms on various platforms such as Kamernet or Facebook groups such as ‘Kamer in Groningen’. Unfortunately, many private landlords do not allow internationals in their rooms and there are a lot of scammers on the internet, so pay attention to that!
Want to start your search for accommodation right away? More information about the hunt, the neighborhoods and practical information can be found at the bottom of this page. There is also plenty of information available at the website of the University of Groningen and the Hanze University. Make sure to check out the website of At Home in Groningen, they provide answers to the frequently asked questions by students about housing.