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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. Book to live with our accommodation providers 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? We have teamed up with an Amsterdam-based accommodation provider; Student Hotel Amsterdam. The residence offers high quality en-suite accommodation with generous communal spaces for socialising, studying and keeping fit. The building is just a short bike ride away from both the City Centre and the teaching facilities for our Amsterdam courses, placing you right in the ideal location to make the most of your time in Amsterdam.

You can book a room in The Student Hotel for Semester Two below using the code NUMBRIA4MGR (for February - May bookings) or NUMBRIA5MGR (for February - June bookings).

For any assistance or advice in relation to accommodation in Amsterdam please get in touch with the Accommodation Team. (rc.accommodation.office@northumbria.ac.uk)

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 residence, The Student Hotel Amsterdam, covers many utility bills in the cost, including free Wi-Fi and TV with international channels. Staying with The Student Hotel or will largely reduce your utility expenses!

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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