Rent a room in Amsterdam

Short term stay in Amsterdam

If you are an exchange student, you can rent a room in the Echtenstein apartment building for a semester or an entire academic year. 95% of the exchange students of Inholland Amsterdam chooses to live here, so you can easily create memories together! 

Please note: the rooms are allocated on a first come first serve basis, so we recommend you to apply as soon as possible. We can't guarantee a room for every student.

How to apply

How to apply for a room

The online application form for accommodation for the Fall semester will open on 15 May 2024 at 9AM CET. Deadline for application is 29 May 2024 at 9AM CET. Please mind: first come first served!

Apply here (from 15 May)

What happens after my application?
In the first weeks of June, you will receive login details for the portal. In this portal you can see the available rooms, including pictures and other information you need. You have two days to choose a room. If you wait longer, your booking period will expire and you will no longer have the chance to book a room.

Be prepared to take actions when you receive emails and make sure you have the money for the first payment ready.

How to get to the school building

How to get to the school building

To get to the school building (address: Pina Bauschplein 4) from the Echtenstein appartments, you can use the following options:

  • Cycling. This takes about 35-45 minutes.
  • Public transport. This takes about 45-60 minutes. Please note that this involves extra costs - see below for more information.

In general, it is not possible to come to the school building by car, as there are very few parking spots available.

Public transport
Depending on which public transport you choose, the price for a one-way ticket is about 3-4 euros. It may be worth it to buy a discount card. You can check the options on the website of the public transportation company of the Amsterdam region, called GVB

European students that work in the Netherlands may be eligible for a student public transport card, that gives you the option to travel for free on week OR weekend days. On the website of the government you can find the requirements and more information. Unfortunately, non-European students are not eligible for this.

On the website 9292 you can find out more about the options of public transport, the price, etcetera.

If you book a room through Inholland, you agree that you are aware of the travel time and costs to get to the school building.

The rooms

The rooms

In Echtenstein, you have your own bedroom in a four-room apartment. The living room, kitchen, bathroom and toilet are shared. All rooms are furnished. You will live together with other Inholland students of the same gender, usually also exchange students.


Size of the room and rent 

  • Room A: ± 21 m², €582,38 per month
  • Room B: ± 10 m², €433,83 per month
  • Room C: ± 15 m², €495,08 per month
  • Room D: ± 14 m², €487,45 per month

The rent includes electricity, gas, heating, water, internet and TV cable connection. The administration fee, cleaning costs, kitchen package, bed linen and local taxes are not included.

On the website of DUWO you can find the inventory list, with a list of items that you can find in the rooms.

The location

The location

Echtenstein is at ten minutes walking distance from metro station Verrijn Stuartweg, metro/train station Diemen Zuid and at ten minutes cycling distance from metro/train station Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena. Here you can hop on a train to many destinations in the Netherlands. Using public transport, you access the centre of Amsterdam (Central Station) within fifteen minutes.

Echtenstein is a ten-minute bike ride away from the Amsterdamse Poort shopping centre. It offers a huge variety of stores: from small boutiques up to well-known department stores and large supermarkets. In Amsterdamse Poort you can go for your daily shopping, and find many different restaurants. The big furniture store IKEA is also nearby Echtenstein. The largest cinema complex in the country, Pathé Arena, is in the same area. Next door you will also find the largest concert halls of the Netherlands: Ziggo Dome and AFAS Live.

Rental dates

Rental period for academic year 2024-2025

For the rooms in Echtenstein, the rental dates are:

Fall semester: 26 August 2024 - 24 January 2025.
Spring semester: 29 January 2025 - 7 July 2025.
Full year: 26 August 2024 - 7 July 2025.

When you apply for a room via Inholland, you commit to paying the rent for a minimum of 1 semester. It is not possible to cancel the tenancy agreement before the end date of the contract.

First payment

First payment

Your first payment consists of the following parts:

1. Rent and deposit

  • First month (26 - 31 August 2024)
  • Last two months (for Fall: December 2024 and 1 - 24 January 2025; for Full year: June 2025 and 1 - 7 July 2025)

2. Welcome package (mandatory, prices to be confirmed)

  • Duvet and sheet package (a new pillow, a new duvet and new sheets): €55
  • Kitchen & welcome package (basic kitchen utensils and pans): €72,15
  • Administration fee: €16,76
  • Cleaning costs: €82

You need to pay this amount in order to finish your booking. Be prepared to make this payment when starting the process of booking your room. DUWO will provide you with further instructions about the payment options.

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