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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

MSc Global Sustainable Business Management

In partnership with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, we are pleased to offer accommodation at The Student Hotel to those on MSc Global Sustainable Business Management (Joint Degree). To view the accommodation, please visit The Student Hotel website.

To book your accommodation, please contact and a member of the team will get back to you to process your booking.

Postgraduate Students (September 2022 Start)

Postgraduate students starting their course from September 2022 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


Student Experience

Locations: Amstel, Minerhaven and NDSM


NIDO Student

Location: Utrecht


Undergraduate Students (January 2022 Start)

In partnership with the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, we are pleased to offer accommodation at The Student Hotel. To view the accommodation and proceed with a booking, please visit The Student Hotel website.


Cost of Living


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.


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.


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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