Accommodation

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We want Amsterdam to be your home away from home! We guarantee furnished accommodation to all Semester in Amsterdam students who apply on time. All accommodation is mixed gender and mixed nationality.


Our new housing option, Our Campus, is located on a completely centralized student campus.  Our Campus has many additional facilities such as: study and project rooms, a gym membership which comes with access to tennis, basketball, soccer, and a climbing wall, a service desk, handyman, 24/7 security, social events and workshops, a lounge with TV’s and a game room, and a vegetable garden (all included in the rental price).  Additionally, the campus has many more services and facilities nearby such as a supermarket, medical and dental services, bars and restaurants, a hair salon, dry cleaning, public transportation, and more!

You can find more information here!



The Semester in Amsterdam Program is now offering students the option to stay with a local host family for one semester!  

Are you an internationally-minded individual/family interested in hosting an international student for one semester? We would love to hear from you!

The Homestay Program:

The Homestay Program gives you the unique opportunity to not only experience Dutch culture from a first-hand perspective, but to become part of a family for a semester!  It is also an excellent opportunity to learn Dutch! Through the Homestay Program, we will carefully match you with a local family in Amsterdam. The homestay family promises to meet the following conditions:

  • The house is easily reachable from VU Amsterdam by bike or public transport
  • An independent bedroom with internet, a bed, wardrobe, and desk will be provided
  • You are invited (though not required) to eat dinner with the family once a week
  • You have free access to the kitchen for other meals

There are many benefits to staying with a host family: you have the opportunity to form close relationships with local people, you have the opportunity to live in a house close to campus and become part of a family, you get a big advantage in learning the Dutch language, and you’ll get to know Dutch culture from a first-hand, personal perspective!

The price of the Homestay Program is €3500 (this price is including meals shared with your family and other family outings). 

Interested?

The first step is to complete this brief questionnaire.  Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions you may have at semesterinamsterdam@vu.nl .

*Please be aware that you must have been previously accepted as a Semester in Amsterdam student in order to participate in this program.

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