Since we currently operate with a minimum amount of staff at our offices, we ask you to direct any questions to us via WhatsApp (+31 88 730 4200) or e-mail ( We can only be reached by phone to report an urgent repair. Should you want to report such an urgent repair, you can do so by calling our general phone-number (+31 88 730 4200) and follow the appropriate options mentioned in the menu (first conveyed in Dutch, then in English). For all other questions or problems we urgently request you to reach out to us via WhatsApp or e-mail.


SSH student housing rents out 1500 rooms and residences for students in this bustling city

You only really become acquainted with student life when you live in rented accommodation! In Rotterdam, the SSH offers almost 1500 student rooms and residences, spread throughout the whole city. The offer from the SSH is very varied: beautiful former warehouses such as Caland II or ’t Leidsche Veem, residences on the campus or in the heart of Kralingen. Are you looking for an affordable room and a reliable landlord? Then you’ve come to the right place. Have a look at what the SSH has to rent in Rotterdam.

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Short Stay

Are you an international student and looking for Short Stay? Several Rotterdam educational institutions and companies have reserved rooms for their students with SSH. All accommodations are fully furnished and are located in the vicinity of either the city centre or the educational institutions. Click on the name of your educational instutution for more information. Is your educational instutution not listed? Then check the regular accommodations in the green box.

Living as a student in Rotterdam

During World War II, a large part of Rotterdam was destroyed and rebuilt with very beautiful modern buildings. As a result, Rotterdam has indisputably the most impressive skyline in the Netherlands. Another impressive fact is that Rotterdam is the largest and most important port in the world, and therefore the main city of commerce in Europe. Rotterdam is a trendy student city with plenty of pubs, discotheques and clubs where you can enjoy a drink.


The largest educational institutions in Rotterdam are the Erasmus University, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences and Inholland University of Applied Sciences. The university buildings are mainly located on Campus Woudenstein. The locations of the universities of applied sciences are spread throughout the city.

Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR)
The EUR offers education with an international focus, more than twenty types of courses and top international research. The university has a large number of exchange programmes with foreign universities, so you can easily follow a part of your studies in another country. The EUR has approximately 15,000 students.

Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences offers a large number of courses in the fields of Economics, Behaviour and Society, Healthcare, Art, Media & ICT, Education (teacher training courses) and Technology. Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences has fourteen locations, spread throughout the city.


Student life

Your time as a student is the best time of your life. Of course, your studies are extremely important, but relaxation is also important! If you wish to get to know other people quickly and easily, you could for example join one of the Rotterdam student associations. The offer of student associations is very wide – from leisure associations to political associations and religious associations. So something for everyone! If you do not feel like joining an association, look out for the dates of the Rotterdam festivals.


If you are going to study in Rotterdam, you really must take part in the Freshers’ week, called Eurekaweek. A unique chance to make new friends and to get to know Rotterdam! The Eurekaweek always takes place in August, just before the start of the new academic year.