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

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.

Non profit housing associations

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.
Contact DUWO
Website in Dutch/English: DUWO
Student-to-student housing
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:

International Tax Center Leiden, Leiden University
Rapenburg 65
Tel: +31(0)71 7510129/ -30

The Paviljoen at Museum Volkenkunde
Steenstraat 1
Tel: +31 (0)71 5168 800
Website: The Paviljoen

Students for Students
Breestraat 7
Tel: 071-5131051
Registration fee € 5
Commission: from ½ month rent and VAT
Website in Dutch/English: Students for Students 

Commercial housing agencies

  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 Studenthotel

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.

Buro Hogeland
Molensteeg 14, 071-513 46 54
Mon-Tue 16.00-19.00
Wed & Fri 10.00-19.00 
Registration fee: € 45
Commission: 1 month's rent 
Website in Dutch: Buro Hogeland

Camelot Europe
Applications through website of Camelot Europe 

De Verhuurmakelaar
Website in English/Dutch
Ambachtspad 24
2251 CP Voorschoten
Tel: 071-561 77 82
Website in Dutch/English: De Verhuurmakelaar

Direct Wonen
Postbus 800, 2501CV Den Haag  
Registration fee: Free
Commission: Free
Website in Enlish: Direct Wonen

Pelikaanstraat 19
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:

In English, DutchFrench, Spanish, German or Italian

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

Living Today
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

Pararius Apartments
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

Oude Herengracht 18,
2312 LN Leiden
Mon-Fri 09:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 - 18:00
Website: Tweelwonen

Registration fee: € 40,  for staff and students University Leiden no registration fee or commission.

Apartments/rooms in Leiden
Website in English/Dutch: Wimdu

Web search

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

Help from ISN Leiden and other students

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.

Webster University: Living and Learning Center

50 private studio apartments (single and double rooms)
Living and Learning Center Leiden


Help with booking a reasonably priced hotel
Tourist Information Centre
Stationsweg 26
2312 AV Leiden
Tel: +31 (0)71 516 60 00

Holiday homes and apartments close to Leiden
Doornakkersweg 26
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  

Last Modified: 29-09-2017