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Student accommodation

Stad bovenaanzicht

Since Groningen is a real student city, there are a lot of different ways to find housing as a student. However, you need to start looking for accommodation several months before you arrive, as it can be hard to find accommodation right before the semester starts.

How to find a room?

With so many students in Groningen, it can be difficult to find accommodation. Luckily, there are a lot of options to find the right place for you. The students from GroningenLife! wrote a nice article in which they show you where you could look for a place to live. When you start looking for a room, it can come in handy to use a Dutch-English vocabulary list to understand the rental websites better.

Types of accommodation

Housing for students comes in many different shapes and forms. It is important to know what type of accommodation you are looking for before you start your hunt.


If you are looking for a room in Groningen, it is also important to know in which neighbourhoods you do and don’t want to live. Think about which campus you are going to study, how far you are willing to bike, what kind of neighbours you want to have and how much you are willing to pay for your room.

City Central has some special walking routes called Welcome Walks for several of Groningen's neighbourhoods, so check them out below to get a feel for what makes each section of the city special:

Ebbingekwartier/Binnenstad Noord







Housing prices

Housing prices can vary a lot, based on their size, neighbourhood and conditions. However, you should check whether the rent asked for a certain room is not way too high for the standard in Groningen. Have a look at the In Home Groningen website for a rental guide.

Decorate your room

When you have found a room, you probably still need furniture to make it your home. Luckily there are many cheap options in Groningen to make your room feel like a nice home without spending a fortune.