Housing

The Hague is the international city of Peace and Justice and home to numerous embassies, multinationals and institutions of higher education. Because of this the housing market is very tight. Looking for a place to live in The Hague or one of its satellite cities can be a challenging experience, so it pays to start house hunting early. Especially for students it can be challenging to find a place to live. And having a legitimate address is a prerequisite for obtaining a residence permit.

THUAS cooperates with agencies that offer accommodation to incoming international students. THUAS can assist approximately 50% of the incoming students through this service. For students starting in September 2019, THUAS has a quota of around 650 rooms. The rooms that are offered are both self-contained as shared-facilities and are fully furnished.

THUAS charges a non-refundable housing fee of €250.- for our help. This fee is charged to cover the costs that come along with reserving this designated quota of rooms for international students.

The following conditions apply:

  • Bachelor and Master students can only be offered rental contracts for a full year (August to end July/beginning of August 2020). Upon completion of the rental period students will need to find their own accommodation.
  • Exchange students will be offered a rental contract for one or two semesters, depending on the duration of their stay.
  • Prep students will be offered a rental contract for one semester or one year, depending on the duration of their Prep-course.
  • Master students will not be charged the housing fee.

Please note that early termination of the rental contract is not allowed.

The number of rooms available is limited, so we cannot guarantee accommodation for every student. In order to improve your chances of obtaining accommodation you are advised to complete the application form as early as possible. Please note, the housing fee is not the same as the contract fee that may be charged by the housing provider, and is not automatically included in any other fees (e.g. package fee) that may apply to your stay at THUAS.

During your OSIRIS application you can indicate your interest in housing via one of our accommodation partners. You will receive an OSIRIS message with the application link to our housing service.

If you forgot to mention your interest, please send an email to accommodation@hhs.nl and we will provide you with the link.

Applications are dealt with in a first paid, first served basis. The application offers a direct payment via credit card (MasterCard or Visa). Your application will only be processed once the payment is complete. Just to be sure/clear: The housing fee is not the same as the contract fee that may be charged by the housing provider, and is not automatically included in any other fees (e.g. package fee) that may apply to your stay at THUAS.

The housing fee is non-refundable. However, under the following conditions you are eligible for a refund. The money will be transferred back to the account that was used to make the payment with. Refunds of the housing fee are only possible:

  • If you were placed on the waiting list but did not receive an offer.
  • If you were not admitted at THUAS or if you decided to withdraw your application.
  • If you received an offer for accommodation but decided not to accept it. In this case, you will not receive another accommodation offer.
  • After the start date of your tenancy agreement, we can no longer accept a request for refund.
Please note that international bank transfer fees may be deducted from the refund.

Accommodation providers

Monthly rate: between € 450 - € 700

THUAS partners with DUWO Accommodate, specialists in student accommodation. DUWO has furnished rooms in close proximity to the main campus available for new international students.

All the rooms are fully furnished. Depending on the type of room, you may have your own kitchen, shower and toilet, or you may share a kitchen, shower, toilet, and other common areas with one or more students of THUAS. A bed linen set and a basic kitchen inventory package will be waiting for you upon arrival.

The rental periods vary from one semester to a maximum period of one academic year, this depends on the programme you enroll for.

If you receive a DUWO housing offer, your account for the DUWO online portal will be valid for seven days. Within this period you must select a room, sign the agreement, provide the required documents and make the down payment.

For questions about the documents you have to provide, the down payment or the contract itself, please contact DUWO. Please use the contact form on their website.

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Contact details DUWO
Office The Hague
Stamkartplein 98
2521 ER The Hague

Opening hours
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday to Friday: 12 PM - 5 PM

Phone number
Dutch phone number: 0900 - 2353 896 ( local rate )
International phone number: +31 ( 0 ) 15 2192 299 ( costs depend on country )

Monthly rate: starts at € 600 ( excluding service costs )

The Y is situated right next to The Hague Hollands Spoor railway station and within 10 minutes walking distance from THUAS.
The Hague University of Applied Sciences has reserved a number of studios exclusively for its international students. These studios are all completely furnished. The type of contract that is applicable to these studios is a so-called ‘short-stay contract’ – which entails a minimum rental period of six months up to a maximum of twelve months.

Contact details
Hofwijckstraat
2516 LX The Hague

Phone number
+31 ( 0 ) 88 12 666 70

E-mail address
the-y@hof-rijnland.nl
Monthly rate: starts at € 600

THUAS has reserved a number of independent furnished student apartments for prospective international students. Rooms are available for at least an academic year and may be rented for the entire duration of the study programme.The location is only two minutes walking distance from the main campus of THUAS and close to Hollands Spoor train station. The student apartments are fully furnished and are equipped with their own private kitchen and bathroom. Tenants can make use of a common living room and a roof terrace.

If you have any questions, please use the contact form on their website to contact them.

Contact details
Stationsweg 155-479
2515 BM The Hague

RoomPlaza: a smart housing platform for international students. This one of kind platform offers affordable, furnished student flats across the Netherlands. RoomPlaza boasts centrally located flats across the country with high-quality facilities and great service by a young, friendly and professional team.

Book your next flat with RoomPlaza. It only takes a few minutes and is completely safe. Check out the flat descriptions, photos and videos before you book and once you’ve identified the accommodation of your choice you simply apply by providing your details online.

Want to book a flatshare with a group? Make sure your group size matches the number of available rooms in the flat. RoomPlaza values a great group dynamic so feel free to invite your fellow students. Or inform your International Officer about the flat you’ve selected to see if they have someone who would be interested to share.

Room prices range between € 500 - € 600 a month. Water and Internet are included in the price. Gas & electricity costs and user taxes are excluded. The RoomPlaza team will help you set up the contracts. To ensure the highest standards on-property, the RoomPlaza team personally certifies all facilities such as Internet access and quality. Check out RoomPlaza now!

Finding accommodation in The Hague can be a challenge. For this reason, The Hague University of Applied Sciences has partnered with HousingAnywhere to make sure you can book your room with priority and in complete safety. Only if you successfully find a room, a small booking fee will be charged. You can also use HousingAnywhere to offer your room to an incoming student during your time abroad. In this way, you avoid paying double rent and can move back into your place upon your return. Sign up via this form, you will receive priority access to all rooms available.

Keep in mind: The housing market in The Hague is very seasonal. So if you don’t find a room listed right away check back regularly.

Do you need more information or have a specific question? Send an email to vip@housinganywhere.com and be treated with priority!

Rent out your room to tenants
As The Hague continues to attract young and international students, housing everyone has become a great challenge. If you would like to start offering your property to international students, THUAS can put you into contact with HousingAnywhere. Send an e-mail to accommodation@hhs.nl, indicate that you are interested in renting out your property and we will provide you with a link. 

Monthly rent: starts at € 500

Going abroad to study can feel a bit overwhelming at times. Securing housing can therefore be one of the highest priorities once you have arrived in the Netherlands. Stay & study will help you find a room in the fastest way to ensure yourself a great stay without any hassle.

Stay & Study offers spacious and fully furnished apartments with rental rooms in The Hague for (international) students. The apartments are fully equipped with new and great quality amenities of which the quality is safeguarded by Stay & Study. The common areas such as the kitchen and bathroom are shared with your fellow housemates. All the apartments are strategically located, either close to a train station, a university or a colorful neighborhood that provides an enjoyable living.

Sounds great right? You can check our Facebook page @Stay & Study for our most recent listings. If you find a room to your liking, message us and we’ll get back to you within a day with more information.

Sleep, study, play and make friends for life in the most international city in the Netherlands! Easy tram or train ride to Delft, Leiden and The Hague campuses, easy bike commute to anywhere in the center city, and affordable bars and restaurants nearby means this is an ideal location to be a student. On top of that, we’re launching an easy-to-use Community App to help you to connect with your community of 221 multicultural flatmates from over 30 countries.

You deserve a place that consistently inspires you to learn and grow, but also gives you plenty of opportunities to have fun, relax and blow off steam. The Student Hotel has been expressly designed to be a stimulating, full-service academic and social environment, a one-of-a-kind experience that actively encourages you to be the brightest version of you.

Pack your laptop and your sense of adventure, we'll take care of the rest. You've got a fully-equipped room with fresh comfy linens and a kitchen stocked with all the necessary appliances, plus regular cleaning to make sure your living space stays tidy. Buy yourself extra peace of mind with bike insurance, a chef's starter kit, meal plans at our on-site restaurant and an emergency wash-and-dry when you desperately need your good shirt.

Further information about The Student Hotel can be found on their website.

Important to keep in mind

If you are looking for a room on the private market there are a number of important things to keep in mind.

Every year there is a high demand for international student accommodation in The Hague and finding suitable accommodation can be difficult and time-consuming. DUWO – and other accommodation providers, have limited rooms available, therefore we recommend that you start looking for a room as soon as possible, even before you are fully enrolled.

Tips
  • Spread your options, do not focus on just 1 room
  • Do not only look for accommodation in The Hague, but also in the surrounding cities of The Hague
  • Suggest to attend viewing(s) via Skype if you are abroad or come to The Netherlands prior to your semester in order to attend the viewing(s) in person.
The number of available rooms is limited and one room can have multiple applicants. The landlord, tenants or agency randomly select a number of candidates for a viewing, which can be quite competitive.

Responding to a room online does not automatically mean that the room is yours. We advise you to keep responding to rooms and do not limit yourself to one or two housing websites but subscribe to multiple sites.
How to avoid and recognize a rental scam
So you think you’ve found suitable rental accommodation. That’s great! But before agreeing to anything, follow the advice below to make sure you don’t fall victim to a rental scam.

  • Make sure the accommodation is being rented out via an official website or company.
  • Check out the address in Google maps, to make sure it really exists.
  • Scammers often use stolen identities. Search for their photo online. make an appointment to meet in person or through Skype. Make sure the landlord is actually the person he/she claims to be.
  • Never send a copy of your passport or credit/debit card to strangers.
  • As housing is scarce, you might receive unwanted e-mails from scammers trying to rent out ( non-existing ) accommodation. Be aware of unsolicited e-mails.
  • Never sign a housing contract without having first read it carefully. Be sure you fully understand and agree with what you are signing. Get someone to translate it for you if necassary.

Possible signs of a rental scam
  • You have to pay rent ( or other costs ) in advance, without having seen the apartment or met the landlord/agency staff.
  • You have to transfer money to a non-Dutch bank account.
  • The rental price is much lower than other apartements in the same area/location
  • The pictures sent do not resemble the location in any way.
  • The landlord/agency is too eager or pushy to rent the apartment to you.
  • You have a bad feeling about the landlord/agency or how things are proceeding.

What if you have been scammed?
If you have been scammed don’t lose hope of finding another apartment. Always contact the police to let them know what has happened. They might be able to find the scammer and prevent others being caught out.

The landlords are free to decide the amount of rent they ask from a tenant. The rent in The Hague is on the higher side as there are more Universities of Applied Sciences and/or Universities in the surrounding cities. You can expect a monthly rate between € 500 - € 800 for shared facilities, please contact the landlord to ask what is included and excluded from the monthly rate.

If you prefer to rent a studio or apartment with private facilities you can expect a monthly rate of € 800 and above. Most of the time the landlord or agency will ask for a guarantor, probably with a Dutch nationality. For more information about the rent and a guarantor, please contact the rental agency you are interested in.

Other agencies and platforms

Please note that THUAS does not have any affiliations with the below mentioned agencies and platform, this is just a refferal service.

You can also look for accommodation on Facebook groups, below you can find links to groups for accommodation in The Hague.
Always remain aware of potential scams and fake offers, espcially on platforms and social media.

The Hague Internationals
Short Rental in The Hague
Expat Rental Market The Hague
Expats in The Hague
Student Housing The Hague

Below you can find a list of Hostels in The Hague for temporary accommodation options. Hostels are quickly fully booked and therefore we recommend to book a hostel well in advance of your semester, also to get the most affordable rate. Not all temporary accommodation providers allow you to register yourself at their address, please ask the hostel for the rules and regulations about registration.

Kingkool
StayOkay Den Haag 
The Golden Stork   
Jorplace ( Scheveningen )
Hostel The Hague
Hostel Pink Flamingo - Den Haag Hostel

You found a room but it is unfurnished and you do not have enough time to run from shop to shop to find furniture? Mystarterkit might then be the perfect solution. They offer all the essentials for your student room, bathroom, kitchen and much more, in one complete kit. More information can be found at their website.

Within a 10 minute walk of THUAS’s main building, you will find a shopping centre with several reasonably priced furniture shops as well as second hand shops. The nearest IKEA is less than half an hour’s train/bus journey away. Of course they all do deliveries, too.
Buying your own furniture might take a little effort and money, but you’ll easily earn that back by paying a lot less in terms of monthly rent.

Questions?

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us:

Email address: accommodation@hhs.nl
Phone number: + 31 ( 0 ) 70 445 8505