Housing in The Hague

Students should provide for their own maintenance and accommodation. Please note that the availability of student accommodation in The Hague is limited, so finding a place to live can be rather challenging! For this reason, students are strongly advised to start house-hunting from as early as June or July, if possible. Further, it is advisable not to orientate on the city The Hague only, but also on surrounding cities like Delft, Leidschendam-Voorburg, Rijswijk, Wassenaar, etc.

If students are looking for accommodation in The Hague, they are advised to register with DUWO student housing agency.

Stamkartplein 98
0900-2353896 (local rate)

When looking for a room or an apartment, it is also possible to apply to any other accommodation agency.

Another useful way to look for accommodation is advertising.

Royal Conservatoire students might wish to join the Facebook group ‘KonCon Housing’. KonCon Housing is run by students for students and has 1,608 members. For KonCon and KABK students looking to move out or move in: KonCon Housing - Facebook

Some useful websites for students who look for accommodation:

Hospi Housing
Smart Wonen
SSH Student Housing
Woonnet Haaglanden

XIOR Student Housing

Please note: in order to avoid unnecessary disappointments, students are advised to take care in choosing their accommodation and to check the technical state of the accommodation, plus the tenancy contract, before making a final decision.

Room prices start at around €300 and can go up to €1,500 for apartments. When renting an apartment, the cost of energy (gas & electricity) and water consumption is usually not included in the monthly rent.

To avoid possible rental scam, students are strongly advised not to do any payment (one month of rent, deposit, etc.) before having verified the property's existence and the owner's identity.

Students should also check that it will be possible for them to register their new address with the municipality, as this is required for all citizens who intend to stay longer than four months in the Netherlands.
Short supply of accommodation should never lead to hasty decisions!

Students who are going to rent an apartment in The Hague, might need to apply to the municipality for an affordable housing permit. More information on the website of the city The Hague: The Hague: affordable housing permit

Please note that as of 1 June 2021, there are new rules regarding room rental in The Hague. More information on the website of the city The Hague: The Hague: rent out a room

On the website of the city The Hague, useful information is published on housing and accommodation for students

The website Study in The Hague also provides a lot of useful information: Study in The Hague: Living

For more information on student accommodation, please visit the Study in NL website: Study in NL: Finding a place to live
Study in NL's latest animation on Student Housing in the Netherlands

Students who rent their own apartment might be entitled to apply for a rent allowance (huurtoeslag). This is a monthly payment from the Dutch government to help people with the cost of their relative high rent. Whether they are entitled to receive the rent allowance mainly depends on the amount of rent and on their income. Generally speaking, students only have a modest income and, just like low-income groups, they could therefore be entitled to a rent allowance. Please note: students who rent a room won’t be eligible for rent allowance! International students may also apply for a rent allowance.

Applications for a rent allowance must be made through the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration (belastingdienst).

For more information and to apply, visit the website of the Dutch Tax and Customs Administration:
Rent Allowance

International students renting their own apartment (so not a room with shared facilities and inclusive rent) should expect two tax bills, to be sent to the main resident on a yearly basis: one for municipal tax (gemeentelijke belasting) and another one for water board tax (waterschapsbelasting).

Municipal tax

Waste tax (afvalstoffenheffing) is a type of municipal tax which covers the collection and processing of domestic waste by the municipality.
As students usually have a relative low income and no property or valuables, they can apply for remission (kwijtschelding) of municipal taxes upon receipt of their tax bill.
More information on the website of the municipality The Hague: The Hague: Apply for a tax waiver.

Water board tax

Water system levy for residents (watersysteemheffing ingezetenen) and pollution tax on residential accommodation (zuiveringsheffing woonruimten) are types of water board tax, covering the costs of the water board (waterschap, or hoogheemraadschap) to keep the ground dry and the water clean. Water board taxes are levied by the Regional Tax Group (Regionale Belasting Groep). International students can also apply for remission (kwijtschelding) of the water board tax upon receipt of their tax bill. Please note though that remission is only possible for the water system levy for residents, not for the wastewater treatment levy for residential premises!
Students can get access to the online remission request here (Dutch only).
More information on the website of the Regional Tax Group: Regional Tax Group: Exemption

Selection of Student Housing Options in The Hague

Special arrangement: Verified Partner Badge, Priority Booking Service & Personal assistance in student accommodation search

KC students and KC Erasmus exchange students (both incoming and outgoing) can make use of this special arrangement by signing up via Housing Anywhere

The Social Hub The Hague provides trendy, affordable, all-inclusive accommodation with 320 rooms in the historic district of The Hague, located nearby railway station Den Haag HS and the Hague University. Students can stay for one or two semesters, but there are also rooms available for those who stay in The Hague for less than one semester.

For more information:

The Social Hub The Hague
Hoefkade 9
+31 70 762 1000
The Social Hub The Hague

Rent in The Hague with MB275
Find a place at MB275, a community of comfortably furnished rental apartments for students and young professionals.

For more information and bookings:

Medemblikstraat 275
+31 70 2043045

Students who find they have nowhere to stay upon their arrival in the Netherlands may be able to book into Stayokay Hostel Den Haag, a Hostelling International youth hostel in The Hague. Stayokay Hostel Den Haag offers 50 rooms, with space for 220 guests in total.

Students registered at the Royal Conservatoire can stay at Stayokay Hostel Den Haag with 10% discount, including welcome drink, breakfast, clean sheets, free Wi-Fi and storage for musical instruments. In order to claim their discount, students should book online and mention the following code: koncon2023.

· Only valid for online bookings at Stayokay Hostel Den Haag
· Only valid at Stayokay Hostel Den Haag and based on availability
· Not valid on already made bookings or other promotions
· Valid from 1 January to 31 December 2023
· Only valid for shared rooms and two-bedded private rooms
· Maximum stay: two weeks (if necessary, a longer stay can be discussed)
· At check-in, students can be asked to present some proof of their registration at the Royal Conservatoire (for example: acceptance email, proof of enrolment, student card, etc.)

For more information and bookings:

Stayokay Hostel Den Haag
Scheepmakersstraat 27
+31 70 315 7888
Stayokay Hostel Den Haag

KingKool The Hague City Hostel is a stylish but affordable hostel in the old city centre of The Hague. An establishment that welcomes guests from all around the world, offering budget-friendly but comfortable accommodations in a creative way.

For more information and bookings:

KingKool The Hague City Hostel
Prinsegracht 51
2512 EX Den Haag
+31 70 215 8339

Hostel The Golden Stork is a unique hostel in the city centre of The Hague. The rooms are cosy and provide all the basic needs that the backpacker needs from their accommodation.

For more information and bookings:

Hostel The Golden Stork
Bierkade 22
2512 AB Den Haag
+31 70 415 8959

The second (new) location of The Golden Stork is Urban Hotel The Golden Stork, which is located in Rijswijk and offers 80 private rooms in three different sizes.

For information and bookings:

Urban Hotel The Golden Stork
Volmerlaan 7
2288 GC Rijswijk
+31 70 800 2128