Since Groningen is a true student city, there are a lot of different ways to find housing as a student in Groningen. 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 the right accommodation. Luckily, there are a lot of options to find the right place for you.
The best places to start are At Home in Groningen, which has lots of info for how to find housing, as well as a database with available rooms. You should also check SSH, which has short-stay rooms for international students in Groningen.
The students from GroningenLife! have created a very nice article to show you where you could look for a place to live. When you start looking for a room, this list of keywords might be very useful to make sure that you are able to understand the Dutch rental websites.
Types of accommodation
Housing for students comes in many different shapes and sizes. 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 where all the different neighbourhoods are located in the city. You should also keep in mind which campus you will be studying at, 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:
Housing prices can vary widely, based on property size, neighbourhood and what condition the room is in. But you can check whether you are being overcharged above the standards for Groningen on your rent. Have a look here for a general monthly rental guide.
Decorate your room
If you have found an unfurnished room, there are many cheap options in Groningen to find furniture and other interior goods to make your room feel like a home without spending a fortune.