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Accommodation

The Housing Office offers accommodation for international students in Leiden and The Hague via DUWO student housing corporation.

You can learn more about Leiden University’s arrangements with DUWO on the DUWO website.

Start by reading the explanation of the accommodation types and facilities available.

The following types of accommodation are offered. All accommodation is furnished.

Rooms with shared facilities:

  • Single rooms
  • Shared rooms: Intended for two independent students, each with their own housing contract.

Studio apartments - with one (shared) space for living and sleeping, a kitchenette and a bathroom:

  • Single studio apartments
  • Shared studio apartments: Intended for two independent students, each with their own housing contract. Facilities are shared with your fellow occupant. 
  • Double studio apartments: Intended for students accompanied by a partner/family member, rented via one housing contract.

On the DUWO website you can find information about the facilities in each building and the standard room inventory.

Next, take a look through our various housing complexes listed below. You can view the location of each complex in relation to our faculty buildings on this handy map.

All rental prices stated include gas, water and electricity. Be aware that rental prices are revised each year in July.

Leiden

Built between 1895 and 1907 as a pharmaceutical laboratory, this building was completely renovated and converted to student accommodation in 2005.  

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent per person

Number of rooms available

Single room at semi-basement level

€ 510 - € 585

9

Single room 

€ 565 - € 725

56

Shared room 

€ 415

4

Semi-basement level: Partially below ground level, with high windows at pavement level.

View floorplan of Hugo de Grootstraat 32

This complex, built in 1892 as the Elisabeth Hospital, contains 200 modern self-contained studio apartments. In 2007 it was completely renovated but retains many original features, including an enclosed garden.  

Note: there is a bar located on the ground floor of this complex, which is open till late and hosts a monthly disco. This can result in some noise disturbance for the apartments above.  

Accommodation in this building

Apartment type

Monthly rent 

Number of apartments

Single studio apartment 

€ 635 - € 805

178

Double studio apartment 

€ 850 - € 940

6

Shared studio apartment 

€ 450 - € 565 

14 

Note: Some single studio apartments have loft beds, i.e. raised beds with living space beneath them.

View images of Hooigracht/Kloosterpoort

View floorplan of Hooigracht/Kloosterpoort

This complex, built in 1978, contains a number of one-room studio apartments. It is located near a shopping mall, sports facilities and the motorway, about 15 minutes cycle ride from Leiden city centre. Public transport is available. 

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Rent per person

Number of apartments 

Shared studio apartment 

€ 385 - € 430

61

Single studio apartment 

€ 735 

*MIVA shared studio apartment  € 860 1

*MIVA: wheelchair friendly

View floor plan of Smaragdlaan   

This complex, built in 1930, is located in Oegstgeest, a small town adjacent to Leiden. It is 10 minutes cycle ride from the Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences.   

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent per person

Number of rooms available

Single room

€ 450 - € 620

23

Shared room 

€ 410

2


View images of Oranjelaan 2

View floor plan of Oranjelaan 2

Hofflants Huys is a former old people’s home that has recently been renovated and transformed into a modern student housing complex. It contains almost 150 rooms and studio apartments. There are also common rooms and laundry facilities for tenants. Hofflants Huys is located in the pleasant village of Voorschoten, which is only 15 minutes by bike and 9 minutes by train from Leiden, and 13 minutes by train from The Hague.

Note: All apartments in this complex have recently been refurbished. The final steps in the refurbishment process will continue until late spring 2020, which means construction workers may be present and tenants may experience some noise disturbance or inconvenience.

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent per person

Number of rooms available

Single studio apartment 

€ 765

88

Single room € 560 - € 640 52


View floor plan of Hofflants Huys

The Sigmaplantsoen is located in a new housing ‘campus’ only 10 minutes cycle ride from Leiden city centre, close to Lammenschans train station. This modern complex consists of two large accommodation blocks offering student housing for several local institutions, as well as affordable private accommodation for young people. The ‘campus’ has been designed with the environment in mind and is equipped with both solar panels and a heat recovery system. Tenants can make use of laundry facilities (which can be reserved in advance online) and secure bicycle parking.

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent per person

Number of rooms available

Single studio apartment

€ 680

80

Single room in a 2 room unit  € 485 22


Floor plans

The Hague

This complex was purpose built as student accommodation for Leiden University in 2011. It is located by The Hague’s Hollands Spoor train station, two kilometers from the city centre. The university campus can be reached in 10 minutes by bike or tram. There are several other student housing complexes in this area.   

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent per person 

Number of rooms

Shared room in a 3 room unit

€ 430

21 (= 42 places)

Single room in a 2 room unit

€ 555 - 590

24

Single room in a 4 room unit

€ 590

20

Single studio apartment 

€ 715

107

Double studio apartment 

€ 820 6


View floor plan of Enthovenplein 'De Klok'

This complex, built in 2010, contains 122 units and a common room. It is located by The Hague’s Hollands Spoor train station, two kilometers from the city centre. The university campus can be reached in 10 minutes by bike or tram. There are several other student housing complexes in this area.   

Note: In the period 2020/2021 there will be building activities in this area. This may result in some noise disturbance on weekdays and the occasional Saturday between 07:00 and 19:00. 

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent 

Number of apartments

Single studio apartment

€ 620

121

*MIVA double studio apartment € 835 1

MIVA: wheelchair-friendly

View floor plan of Stamkartstraat

This complex contains 9 individual rooms and a common room. It is located in the Statenlaan neighbourhood, less than two kilometers from the beach. The university campus can be reached in 20 minutes by bike or tram. 

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent 

Number of rooms

Single rooms 

€ 410 - € 570

9

 

The newly-built Leemanstoren (Leemans tower) is conveniently located close to The Hague’s Hollands Spoor train station. The university campus can be reached in 10 minutes by bike or tram. The tower contains a number of self-contained studio apartments, each of 21 m2, with their own kitchen and bathroom. There is also a common room, laundry facilities and secure bicycle parking for tenants.

Accommodation in this complex

Room type

Monthly rent 

Number of rooms

Single studio apartment 

655 74
Leemanstoren: exterior

Local taxes in The Hague

Please note that rental prices in The Hague exclude taxes that may be levied by The Hague municipality and the Delfland water authority. See below for a price indication: 

  • The Hague municipal taxes (waste and sewage):  € 234.24 (valid in 2019 – subject to change)
  • Water authority levies: 216.79 (valid in 2019 – subject to change)

Students may be eligible for a tax waiver for municipal taxes or water authority levies in some situations.

Residence Life Programme

At most of our accommodation complexes for international students we offer the Residence Life Programme. The goal of this programme is to help international students feel happy and at home in Leiden.
Read more about the Residence Life Programme.

Students with a disability

If you have a disability you may require additional facilities in your living environment. Finding suitable accommodation can be time-consuming, so please contact the Housing Office as early as possible for advice. Also visit our webpages about studying with a disability or contact Fenestra Disability Centre.

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