Housing Basics


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Finding accommodation is the first step you need to take towards making Maastricht your new home. Maastricht has many different types of accommodation on offer, but it can always be a daunting task to find a suitable room in a new city. By getting organised and thinking ahead, you should easily be able to find a room within your budget. Our aim in this section is to tackle some of the general concerns that you might have about housing and help you get settled here!


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To establish yourself properly in Maastricht you will most likely have to deal with three separate parties. The municipality of Maastricht, an estate agent or Housing Corporation and your (future) landlord. You may however also have to manage your own utilities. This process can be complicated if you don’t speak Dutch or, often as a result, are unfamiliar with local regulations.


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The first decision you have to make is whether you want to live in student accommodation (run by the University) or if you’d rather live in a private rental. Many students decide to live in privately rented student houses, studios, or shared apartments. However, short-term accommodation is also available in the form of hotels and hostels, in addition to other students subletting their places for a couple of months. Other students may choose to live in Belgium, where accommodation may be cheaper. Find out about the different options available to you now.

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