Rent a room in Amsterdam/Diemen

Short term stay

If you are an exchange student, you may rent a room provided by Inholland at the Echtenstein apartment building for a semester or an entire academic year.

How to apply

How to apply

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 in the contract.

Fixed rental dates for 2019-2020:
Fall semester: 22 August 2019 - 27 January 2020.
Spring semester: 29 January 2020 - 6 July 2020 (if you stay 2 semesters: Fall + Spring semester 2019-20: 22 August 2019 - 6 July 2020).

After you have submitted your online application, it might take 2 weeks before you will receive an activation code from student housing organization DUWO. Check your junk mail box because if you use a spam filter, this e-mail from DUWO might end up in there! With your activation code, you can log in the system of DUWO and reserve your own room. Please note that we have a limited number of rooms. First come, first served. 

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The location

The location

Echtenstein is ten minutes' walk from metro station Verrijn Stuartweg, metro/railway station Diemen Zuid and ten minutes' cycling distance from metro/railway station Amsterdam Bijlmer Arena. 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, but also try the diverse food tents and unique products from local entrepreneurs. Plus, IKEA is also nearby! The largest cinema complex in the country, Pathé Arena, is in the same area. Next door you will also find the largest concert halls, AFAS Live and Ziggo Dome.

The rooms

The rooms

At Echtenstein, you have your own bedroom in a four-room apartment. The living room, kitchen, bathroom and lavatory are shared. All rooms are furnished, designated for students from abroad. 

The apartments are usually mixed-gender (male and female students in 1 apartment), but you always have your own room. If you do not want to live with the opposite gender, send us an email before you submit your application form. The number of single gender apartments is very limited, so we cannot give any guarantees. 

Size of the room and rent
+/-10m2: approximately € 340
+/-14m2: approximately € 395
+/-15m2: approximately € 407
+/-21m2: approximately € 472

The rent includes kitchenware, bed linen, electricity, gas, heating, water, internet and TV cable connection, waste tax and pollution tax. The administration fee of €100 is not included.

The rooms are fully furnished with bed, mattress, blanket, pillow, curtains, desk, chair, lamps, armchair and wardrobe. In the kitchen is a table with chairs, two fridges, microwave and TV. Please note that the standard internet is available through a LAN cable, but there is no WiFi. If you want to use the LAN connection on your laptop, make sure you bring your own cable. All apartments are accessible with an elevator. 

The building has 11 floors. If you have special housing needs because of a disability or severe acrophobia, please send a medical statement to

1103 AA Amsterdam Zuidoost

The apartment block is across the road from Inholland Amsterdam/Diemen.

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