Short stay

If you are only going to live in Groningen for a couple of weeks or months, there are a different types of accommodation options you can choose from. Below we list a few good options.

The Student Hotel Groningen

This hotel offers “short stay packages" that give you the services and conveniences of being in a hotel, but with the comfort an own place. This means that the hotel also has kitchens you can use, bikes for exploring the city and a lot of social spaces to meet other students. The hotel is also open to non-students.

SSH, International Student Houses in Groningen

If you are an international student at the University of Groningen or at the Hanze University of Applied Sciences Groningen, you can apply for furnished accommodation through the SSH. They offer rooms for a maximum period of one year.

Housing anywhere

Housing anywhere is a platform where local advertisers can offer rooms. You can find all types of accommodation here, chat with local advertisers and book a room online.

Finding a room in Groningen

If you want to know more about all the different ways in which you could look for a room in Groningen, make sure to look at this useful article from GroningenLife!.

Registering for a short stay

Even if you are going to live, study or work in Groningen for less than four months, you need to get registered at the municipality as a non-resident. When registered, you will get a citizen service number (BSN, "burgerservicenummer"). You will need a BSN as an employee and as a student, but you also require a BSN for all official matters such as healthcare, insurance or a bank account.

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