Search suggestions in Leiden
If you are looking for a place to live in the private sector, you may find some useful suggestions on this page.
- General price ranges
- Non profit housing associations
- Commercial housing agencies
- Web search
- Help from ISN Leiden and other students
- Webster University: Living and Learning Center
Compared to other parts of Europe, rental prices in the Netherlands are generally quite high. However, the rent is still lower than in European capitals such as Paris or London. Within the Netherlands, the rental prices in the centre of Amsterdam, The Hague, Rotterdam, Leiden and Utrecht are higher than in the towns close to these main cities. The following price indications are an estimated average of prices for housing in and around Leiden.
Students normally opt for a room within a house or a flat shared with others. A double room, i.e., sharing your room, is a cheaper possibility. Housing agencies may also rent per room, not necessarily per house / apartment. Within a house or apartment the room prices can differ. A reasonable price for a room ranges between € 350 - € 600. This price depends on the facilities available, the number of persons sharing these facilities and whether it includes water & electricity.
Apartments, studios or floors ("etages")
The starting price for a studio (one room, own facilities) is about € 450. The price for renting an apartment or a flat within a house also depends on the size and number of rooms. Prices can range between € 650 - € 1000. The water and electricity bills are not always included in the rent. This is normally shared within an apartment block.
Duwo short stay housing specializes in providing fully furnished rooms and apartments. These units offer housing to exchange students and foreign guests of educational institutions in Leiden, Delft and The Hague. To register at the website of DUWO please use this step by step guide.
Website in Dutch/English: DUWO
HousingAnywhere is a housing partner of Leiden University where exchange and other students coming to Leiden can rent a furnished room from outgoing exchange students who are leaving Leiden for several months. HousingAnywhere operates on a full student-to-student basis, without intermediaries. Students planning to leave Leiden on exchange or internship for a few months can post their rooms on this website for sublet, and other students can respond to these offers immediately.
Website in English: HousingAnywhere.com
Students for Students
Registration fee € 5
Commission: from ½ month rent and VAT
Website in Dutch/English: Students for Students
|Warning: please make sure that before dealing with commercial housing agencies, you have read all their rules and regulations and that you are aware of what fees need to be paid when and whether these are refundable. Also make sure that if contracts are only offered in Dutch, these are officially translated. Do not sign anything you cannot read yourself.|
Apartments/rooms in Leiden
Website in English/Dutch: Airbnb
The Student Hotel in The Hague is the ideal all-inclusive and affordable accommodation for students, interns, researchers, friends and family from near and far. The Student Hotel offers our guests modern, fully furnished rooms with large 40m² shared kitchens, suites with free Wi-Fi, private en-suite bathrooms, 1.000m² of quiet study spaces, lively social areas and most importantly, a safe environment with 24-hour security.
Molensteeg 14, 071-513 46 54
Wed & Fri 10.00-19.00
Registration fee: € 45
Commission: 1 month's rent
Website in Dutch: Buro Hogeland
Applications through website of Camelot Europe
Website in English/Dutch
2251 CP Voorschoten
Tel: 071-561 77 82
Website in Dutch/English: De Verhuurmakelaar
Postbus 800, 2501CV Den Haag
Registration fee: Free
Website in Enlish: Direct Wonen
2312 DW Leiden
Tel. 071 569 0569
Website in Dutch/English: EasyMakelaars
Eday Housing Service
Housing in Amsterdam and the greater Amsterdam area.
Website in English: Eday Housing Service
Housing in Leiden among other cities. No handling fees
Website in English: DOMICA Leiden
Housing in Leiden among other cities.
Website in English: Holidu.
Thousands of holiday rentals at your fingertips. HomeToGo is the world's largest search engine for holiday homes, apartments, villas and cottages. We offer the widest collection of the most popular providers of holiday rentals for our users. HomeToGo offers the best holiday rentals all on one website, allowing you to compare approximately 440 accommodations in and around Leiden from about 20 providers.
Are you coming to Leiden and haven’t found accommodation yet? Find a temporary place to stay on one of our sites:
Quickly search through our offers and find your ideal house. Once you found matches on Kamernet, you can contact landlords and roommates directly.
Website in English
Narmstraat 3, 071-513 08 87
Mon-Wed 10-13, 14-18
Tue-Thu 10-19 Fri 10-13
Registration fee: € 27.50
Commission: from € 50
Website in Dutch/English/German: KamerRaad
Oude Singel 4
2312 RA Leiden
Tel: 071-513 53 50
Fax: 071-513 27 04
Website in Dutch/English: Living Today
Register via the website to receive a free mailing of the available housing
Registration costs: free if you show your University pass
Mediation fee: 1 month's rent including contract costs and VAT
Apartments in Leiden
Website in English: Pararius
Also available in German/French/Dutch/Italian/Spanish
Stayokay Den Haag
Stayokay has 24 hostels located in the most beautiful parts of the Netherlands. Stayokay is also the market leader in the Dutch group and budget accommodation sector. We put our guests first and place a high priority on corporate social responsibility.
The hostel in the Hague is housed in a beautifully restored building in the style of the Amsterdam School, located in the heart of the city at a five minutes’ walk from the Hollands Spoor railway station. Every room also has its own shower and toilet. In the hostel, modern-day comfort goes hand in hand with a historic atmosphere.
Are you coming to Leiden or Den Haag to study abroad, but haven’t found a room thus far?
Here’s your temporary solution! Stay Okay Den Haag offers a place to stay for those who haven’t found student housing in Den Haag yet.
Student long stay special*
1 week - 7 nights: € 150,-
2 weeks - 14 nights: € 275,-
4 weeks - 28 nights: € 500,-
* Including tourist tax.
You will stay in a 4 to 8 bedded room including free breakfast, bed linen and Wi-Fi.
For more information visit our website Stayokay.com
Oude Herengracht 18,
2312 LN Leiden
Mon-Fri 09:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 18:00
Registration fee: € 40, for staff and students University Leiden no registration fee or commission.
Apartments/rooms in Leiden
Website in English/Dutch: Wimdu
Websites in Dutch
Dutch - English Guide
For your convenience we have created a short Dutch-English Guide to assist you when searching Dutch websites on housing.
- aanbieden - to offer
- hospiteren - to interview
- huur - rent
- kaart - map
- kamer - room
- n.o.t.k. - price is negotiable
- plaats - place (city/town)
- prijs - price
- vind - to find
- zoeken - to search
ISN Leiden does not rent out rooms or mediate with finding housing. You can, however, check out the ISN-Leiden website where other students often post.
50 private studio apartments (single and double rooms)
Living and Learning Center Leiden
Holiday homes and apartments close to Leiden
5642 MP Eindhoven
Free customer service: 0800 - 444 40 22
Or call: +31 (0)13 - 850 60 63
Website in English: Casamundo
Website in Dutch: Casamundo