The largest share of student housing in Utrecht is provided by private home owners. You can find these listings by searching housing platforms, by registering with a rental agency or enquiring with private or commercial landlords for a place to stay. Below you can find more information on the housing platforms Kamernet and Housing Anywhere, as well as a list of agencies and websites. Please note that these agencies and the accommodation they offer have not been verified or approved by the university. This is a referral service only.

For more information on housing fees check our page on Laws, Regulations & Financial Matters. Also check A Number of Important Things to Keep in Mind  and use our list of House Hunting Vocabulary during your search. 


Utrecht2Stay | The Flying Deer

The Flying Deer is a former office building that has recently been renovated and transformed into a residential building. It is situated at Vliegend Hertlaan beside the water front, in the Transwijk district of Utrecht. It mainly consists of brand new single household studios.

The studios are available for rent as of August 2017. For more information and availability, check the website of Utrecht2Stay. Please note that this is a referral service only. Rental contracts at the Flying Deer are directly between the tenant and Utrecht2Stay without interference by Utrecht University.


On Kamernet you can find rooms, studios and apartments offered by landlords, roommates and homeowners (an app is also available for Android and iPhone). Note that you need a paid account to be able to respond to the listings and the viewings are often in group form. There are usually numerous candidates for each ad, so responding to ads does not guarantee that you will be invited to a viewing. For more information on this check A Number of Important Things to Keep in Mind.

Besides room advertisements also has several useful blogs that could help you on your way to finding a room. Read the blog on types of student housing in the Netherlands, how to recognise a scammer and how to prepare for a viewing.

Housing Anywhere

HousingAnywhere allows students to let and sublet rooms, studios and apartments when going abroad on an exchange or internship. Next to students, HousingAnywhere also allows private homeowners and landlords to post ads.

HousingAnywhere asks a percentage of the first month’s rent as a mediation fee (or booking fee) and only transfers the rent to the advertiser once you have moved in. Also, you can book the accommodation from abroad. Check out the listings in Utrecht on their website.

Student room
Photographer Ivar Pel, copyright UU