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Accommodation and Living in Amsterdam

In addition to your tuition fees, you should allow enough funds to cover living expenses for the duration of your time in Amsterdam. Find out about the accommodation providers in Amsterdam and check out our quick guide to help you plan your finances for day-to-day life. 

Looking for a place to call home while you study at our Amsterdam Campus? Learn more about the options available below.

Booking Accommodation

Postgraduate Students (September 2020 Start)

Postgraduate students starting their course from September 2020 can book their accommodation directly with the accommodation providers in Amsterdam. 

The following options are available:

 

The Student Hotel Amsterdam

Locations: Amsterdam City and Amsterdam West

www.thestudenthotel.com

 

Student Experience

Locations: Amstel, Minerhaven and NDSM

studentexperience.nl

 

NIDO Student

Location: Utrecht

www.nidostudent.nl

 

Undergraduate Students (January 2021 Start)

Northumbria University will be offering partner accommodation in Amsterdam for tenancies starting from January 2021, further information will be released here closer to the time. For more information, get in touch with the Accommodation Team at rc.accommodation@northumbria.ac.uk.

Cost of Living

Food

Food expenditure will take up a large part of your monthly budget. There are a number of low cost supermarkets near both the campus and our accommodation. The city centre has a range of low cost, fresh produce. You can cut the cost on food expenditure if you choose to utilise the markets and cook meals with friends and flatmates.

Food expenses will be under €350 if you cook for yourself and shop carefully.

Amsterdam has a variety of budget friendly places to eat. A one course meal in an inexpensive restaurant will typically be around €14 - €19.

Healthcare

If you’re visiting the Netherlands you should get a free European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) before leaving your home country. The EHIC isn’t a substitute for medical and travel insurance, but it entitles you to state provided medical treatment that may become necessary during your trip. Any treatment provided is on the same terms as Dutch nationals. The EHIC won’t cover medical repatriation, ongoing medical treatment or non-urgent treatment.

You should make sure you have adequate travel insurance for medical help and your possessions, plus accessible funds to cover the cost of any non-urgent medical treatment.

Studying abroad requires specific notification to the EHIC office. Note the special instruction for being part of a UK university course.

Personal Expenses

The amount you budget for personal expenses will depend on your lifestyle and preferences. Amsterdam has a vast array of retail outlets to suit all budgets.

Amsterdam has budget friendly markets and high street shops to high-end department and designer stores and everything in-between! You can find a list of the Top 20 Things to do in Amsterdam here.

Transport

Average transportation costs per month are € 70 - €100 maximum (unless you live outside of Amsterdam).

If you intend to regularly use public transport use the OV chip card, which is used for trams, buses and metros. The OV chip card will be a more budget friendly option in comparison to buying day tickets.

Utility Bills

Our partner accommodation providers cover many utility bills in the cost, including free Wi-Fi and TV with international channels. Staying with the University's partners will largely reduce your utility expenses! Contact the Accommodation Team to learn more.

If you choose to rent a private room, you can expect to pay per month:

  • Electricity, Gas and Water €100 - €225
  • Household Refuse Tax €25
  • Cable Internet €40
  • Cable Television Packages €17 - €50

You can find more information on utility bills in Amsterdam here.


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