Your room is not yours without the decorations to make it special. It’s time to get your interior design hat on and find some cute furniture! Often, you can pick up cheap second-hand furniture through Maastricht based facebook pages such as Furniture for sale! Maastricht or Bikes and Furniture in Maastricht. Although this is usually the cheapest option, you may have to arrange delivery yourself (see section below). You can also take a look at marktplaats.nl, a website where people can sell old furniture or any other items.
Second hand stores in Maastricht
Another cheap option for students is to check out a second-hand store (krinkloopwinkel). There are a number of Kringloopwinkels located in and around Maastricht. Kringloop Zuid is a very large second-hand store with a wide range of furniture and other household items on offer. You can also check out Vind-iets Kringloop and Twiede Hands Twiedekans. Usually, these stores will also offer a delivery service for an extra fee. They will also collect your old furniture for free if it is of a good enough standard.
If you do want to buy some new stuff, check out the normal stores. IKEA, Lidl and Kwantum are good places to start.
Getting rid of furniture
When you need to get rid of furniture, and it is not a good enough quality for any of the Kringloop shops, you have to take it to the milieuparks at Beatrixhaven, Belvedere or Randwyck. There is usually a charge for dropping things here, but some things are free, such as electrical goods or mattresses.
Refugees who have been allocated housing are not allocated furniture. Various refugee support initiatives such as Not Just a Number, Vluchtelingenwerk or Serve the City may be able to take your wardrobe, bed and chairs that you no longer need.