Many students want to live in Utrecht, and areas such as the historic city centre are in high demand among students. Because student accommodation in the City of Utrecht is scarce, students often live in the surrounding municipalities or in other large cities in the Netherlands. Broadening your search by also considering accommodation outside the City of Utrecht can increase your chances of finding housing.
The Province of Utrecht is roughly the same size as England’s capital London and holds twenty-six municipalities, of which the municipality of Utrecht is one. Dutch and international students quite often choose to live in neighboring municipalities such as De Bilt, Zeist, Bunnik, Houten, Nieuwegein, IJsselstein, Woerden and Maarssen or in neighbouring towns such as Vleuten, Driebergen, Bilthoven, De Meern and Stichtse Vecht.