As in most European cities with a high student population, it can be difficult to find a room in Amsterdam. Unfortunately the Rietveld Academie can only offer temporary accommodation to some of the new students coming from abroad. That’s why we advise you: start looking for accommodation as soon as possible. You can get a housing contract for your entire study period at or (both also in English). However, they do have a waiting list. So register with them as soon as possible; you do not have to be a student yet to do so.

If you have any questions, send an e-mail to: housing[at]