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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 choose from a room with shared facilities or an apartment with private facilities.

Take a look through our accommodation below. You can view the location of each housing complex in relation to our faculty buildings on this handy map.  

All rental prices stated include gas, water, electricity and basic furnishing. Be aware that DUWO 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. See the  DUWO website for information about the facilities in this complex (internet, parking, kitchens etc.).  

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent per person

Number of rooms available

Single room located at basement level

€ 480 - € 550

9

Shared studio located at basement level

€ 480 - € 495

4

Single room

€ 535 - € 685

56

Shared room

€ 380 - € 395

4

Single apartment 

€ 740 - € 820

2

Single apartment - basement level

€ 820 1

Double apartment 

€ 860 - € 1155

10 

Double studio apartment with private facilities €920 - €975 2


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View floorplan of Hugo de Grootstraat 32

An oasis of peace situated in the centre of Leiden, this complex was built by the Reformed Church in 1827 as an old people’s home. It was renovated in 1992 and contains modern housing units with communal amenities, built in a U shape around a courtyard. See the DUWO website for information about the facilities in this complex (internet, parking, kitchens etc.).   

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent per person  

Number of rooms available

Single room

€ 500 - € 635

54

Shared room

€ 320 - € 340

4


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View floorplan of Kaarsenmakersstraat 7-121

This complex, built in 1892 as the Elisabeth Hospital, contains 200 modern self-contained apartments. In 2007 it was completely renovated but retains many original features, including an enclosed garden. See the DUWO website for information about the facilities in this complex (internet, parking, kitchens etc.).    

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

€ 625 - € 830

178

Double studio apartment

€ 830 - € 910

6

Shared studio apartment 

€ 440 - € 535 

14 


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View floorplan of Hooigracht/Kloosterpoort

This complex, built in 1978, contains 100 one-room 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. See the DUWO website for information about the facilities in this complex (internet, parking, kitchens etc.).     

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Rent per person

Number of apartments 

Shared studio apartment 

€ 390 - € 415

62

Single studio apartment 

€ 685 

Double studio apartment 

€ 960 


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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. See the DUWO website for information about the facilities in this complex (internet, parking, kitchens etc.).     

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent per person

Number of rooms available

Single room

€ 395 - € 585

23

Shared room

€ 390

2

 

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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, some with private and some with shared facilities. 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.

This housing complex will be available from September 2019 onwards. More details and photos to follow.

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent per person

Number of rooms available

Single studio apartment with private facilities

TBA

96

Single rooms with shared facilities

TBA

48

Residence Life Programme in Leiden

For international students living in DUWO accommodation in Leiden and Oegstgeest there is the Residence Life Programme. The goal of the programme is to help international students feel happy and at home in Leiden. 

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. See the DUWO website for information about the facilities in this complex (internet, parking, kitchens etc.).     

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent per person 

Number of rooms

Shared room with shared facilities in a 3 room unit

€ 415

21 (= 42 places)

Single studio apartment with private facilities

€ 680

107

Single room with shared facilities in a 2 room unit

€ 540 - 585

24

Single room with shared facilities in a 4 room unit

€ 575

20

Double studio apartment with private facilities

€ 795 6


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View floorplan 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. See the DUWO website for information about the facilities in this complex (internet, parking, kitchens etc.).    

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent 

Number of apartments

Single studio apartment

€ 575

122


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View floorplan of Stamkartstraat

Note: only available till August 2019! 

This complex is located in three connecting streets in a quiet neighbourhood, two kilometers from the city centre. The university campus can be reached in 10 minutes by bike or tram. See the DUWO website for information about the facilities in this complex (internet, parking, kitchens etc.).     

Note: The sound insulation in this complex is poor, therefore rooms may only be rented to students who want a quiet living environment. Tenants must agree in writing to not make excessive noise.

Accommodation in this complex

Room type

Monthly rent per person 

Number of rooms available

Single room with shared facilities

€ 330 - € 530

43


View images of Weteringkade

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. See the DUWO website for information about the facilities in this complex (internet, parking, kitchens etc.).    

Accommodation in this building

Room type

Monthly rent 

Number of rooms

Single rooms

€ 400 - € 550

9

More photos to follow.

Statenlaan, The Hague

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. More information on this accommodation will follow soon. 

Accommodation in this complex

Room type

Monthly rent 

Number of rooms

Single studios with private facilities

645 44

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 regional water company 'Hoogheemraadschap Delfland'. See below for a price indication: 

  • The Hague municipal tax:  € 231,60 (valid in 2017 – subject to change)
  • Water company tax: € 213,17 (valid in 2017 – subject to change)

Students may be eligible for tax relief in some situations.

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.

You can read more about Leiden University’s arrangements with DUWO and procedures for students on the DUWO website.

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