Where can I go to find a room in Groningen?
The housing situation in Groningen is a very complex issue. As a foreign student, you might encounter some troubles finding a suitable place to live. However, since Groningen is a very internationally oriented city, you can find help in English at many places for that matter.
Housing Office Groningen
As a really good 1st address when planning to come to Groningen we suggest using the services of the housing office, which offer accommodations in international student houses for up to 1 year. After that time, you will have to find a place yourself. These international student houses host a huge number of international students, so it is a good place to meet people like you! The website is in English.
One of the biggest websites in the Netherlands dedicated to finding rooms and apartments is kamernet.nl. With more than 4,000 rooms in the entire country, from 6qm to huge places and from 200€ rent per months to much more, this site might as well have what you need and what you want. Unfortunately you have to sign up to fully see the offers and if you want to respond to a room (that is, requesting a date for visiting the room beforehand) you will have to pay. However, this applies to all housing agencies in the Netherlands. Click on the following link to be directed to the English website:www.kamernet.nl/en
Another well known website for finding rooms in the Netherlands is kamertje.nl. Unfortunately only available in Dutch, this site offers a wide range of rooms and is updated several times a day. You can find rooms from very small to really big, in a student house or in a privately rented house. Especially during the summer, when many students graduate, you have a huge number of houses on the market, looking for students to move in! Check it out: www.kamertje.nl
For the numerous other housing websites that are in Groningen/ The Netherlands, please refer to this link
Real Estate Agents
In case you want to find a bigger room or a house, we suggest you contact a real estate agent in Groningen. They often have accommodations, which are suitable for more than 1 person (in case you come to Groningen as a couple or family).
Direct Wonen is a real estate agent with a branch in Groningen. They have a wide range of houses and apartments at higher prices than the housing offices above, but therefore a higher standard as well. You will most likely find houses with own kitchens and bathrooms (unlike in student houses). For international citizens, the signing up is for free! Come by their office(Rademarkt 10) or check out the company’s website for more information:
For a complete list of all real estate agents (Dutch word: makelaars) in Groningen, please refer to the following website which hosts all agents in the city: makelaars-groningen
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