This beautiful former convent is located in the medieval centre of Amersfoort, on the Weverssingel and Muurhuizen. This large convent building was used from 1850 by the nuns of Saint Joseph, who founded a poor house in 1841 in the Utrechtsestraat. The building was also referred to as the Roman Catholic Poor house ‘Saint Joseph foundation’. In 1976, the nuns left the convent, after which it was converted into student rooms and residences. Now, 106 students live here. In short, Sint Joseph is a unique place with a rich history. HU University of Applied Sciences Amersfoort and the Centraal Station railway station are within walking distance.
The units differ in size from two to eight rooms. Depending on the number of occupants, you share one or more toilets and showers with your housemates. In the large communal kitchen of approximately 15 m², you can enjoy cooking, dining or playing a game together. Along with all of the Sint Joseph occupants, you have access to the lush courtyard with a pond, where it is lovely to spend time.
The 98 student rooms have a surface area of between 11 and 26 m². The characteristic high windows give your room a stunning appearance and offer plenty of daylight. There is nothing more pleasant than studying at the wide window sill. Due to the height of the ceiling, it is possible to build in a sturdy loft bed.
The eight independent units are between 16 and 39 m². You have your own kitchen, toilet and shower. Some units have direct access to the garden.
|Outdoor area:||yes, large communal garden with a pond|
It is possible to apply for a rent allowance for both the rooms and the apartments. For more information, visit www.toeslagen.nl.
Sint Joseph is a student complex. A campus contract therefore applies to the unfurnished rooms. This does not apply to the self-contained apartments. An additional condition for all types of accommodation is that your income must be below a certain level. More information about the income check.
How to apply
When a room becomes available, the SSH places an advertisement on this website. Click on the button ‘Rent offers’ to check whether there is anything available. Before you can apply, you must first be registered with the SSH. The candidates with the ‘oldest’ registration number will receive an invitation to become acquainted with the other occupants. The occupants then choose their future housemate.
A different allocation applies for residential group 'Malle Joseph': the occupants may nominate new occupants themselves.
When an apartment becomes available, the SSH places an advertisement on this website. Click on the button ‘Rent offers' to check whether there is anything available. Before you can apply, you must first be registered with the SSH. The candidate with the ‘oldest’ registration number will receive an invitation to view the residence.