Erasmus University has outsourced the arrangements for accommodation. There are different options of finding a room in Rotterdam, you will find them described on this page.
Reserved short stay accommodation - Housing agency “SSH”: see www.sshxl.nl
Erasmus University Rotterdam has reserved almost 500 fully furnished rooms at Rotterdam’s largest provider of student housing, SSH, which can be rented for fixed periods (12 months or 1 semester). The rooms are located on the Woudestein campus or very close to this campus. The monthly rent for most rooms is between €440 and €650.
- Students arriving in August/September can make reservations at SSH as of 5 April.
- Students arriving February can make reservations at SSH as of 15 October.
- Make sure to register for "Reserved accommodations".
The Student Hotel: see www.thestudenthotel.com
The Student Hotel provides fully furnished and fully serviced rooms and studio's for students, academics, friends and family. You decide how long you want to stay - 1 or 2 semesters, just 1 night or 2 weeks - it’s all up to you. The Student Hotel offers a choice of rooms and studio apartments. Each room is furnished and has a private en-suite bathroom. Kitchens are either private or shared. International and local students enjoy all-inclusive accommodation with lots of extra benefits. With library, lounges and study rooms, gym, café and restaurant, your own bike, WiFi and cable TV. You can book your room in advance and online.
HousingAnywhere.com: Student-to-student marketplace, see: www.housinganywhere.com
This online housing platform lists the rooms of Dutch students who are temporarily going abroad for their study. The rooms are located all over Rotterdam and are often furnished. The monthly rent for most rooms is between €300 and €750.
ESN-Rotterdam has also created a special group on Facebook where (inter)national students post available accommodation online. Please click here to visit the ESN-Rotterdam Facebookgroup.
Private market: Nestpick and other agencies
Since we are unable to offer rooms to all of our new international students, a number of you will have to look for a room on the private market.
We can recommend Nestpick (www.nestpick.com), which is an online platform connecting students and accommodation providers. The rooms are situated all over Rotterdam and the monthly rent varies from €250 to €1,000. You can find more agencies on our website.
There are also other alternatives for finding accommodation in Rotterdam. We have created a document that contains information for students who are looking for a room in Rotterdam. You can download this document here. In this document you will find a list of websites and housing agencies that might help you in your search for a room in Rotterdam. Some websites are in Dutch only; in that case you could call or e-mail the organisations.
Temporary accommodation: Stayokay Rotterdam and other hostels
If, for any reason, you cannot move into your accommodation when you first arrive in Rotterdam, or if you have not arranged any accommodation in advance, you can easily book a room in a hostel. We can recommend Stayokay. Rates start at €22.50 per night. You can get a 10 % discount by using the voucher on www.housing.eur.nl. Other possibilities are ROOM Rotterdam, De Mafkees and The Student Hotel.