Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences

Not arriving on 14 or 17 August?

What to do if you are arriving late in the evening or if you are arriving on a different date.

Arriving late on 14 or 17 August

If you arrive late due to delays, it is important to know that the last shuttle bus from Amsterdam Schiphol Airport will leave around 16:00hrs and the Arrival Day will take on until 17:00hrs. You may need to arrange transport (public transport or taxi) and/or book a hostel at your own expenses for the night. You can pick up your room key the day after (not during the weekend) during office hours at the office of the specific housing corporation you will be renting from. Housing corporation De Key has a key pick-up service only on 14 and 17 August at their accommodation locations until 18.30hrs.

Arriving on a different date

You will need to arrange your own transport (public transport or taxi) to the office of the specific housing corporation to pick up your room key. This can be done during office hours on weekdays. You may need to book a hostel at your own expenses for the night/weekend.

Key pick up

Please note that you have to collect your room key in person. This cannot be done by someone else.


We have some recommendations for (youth) hostels here

Public transport

See transportation options from Amsterdam Schiphol airport and how the public transport in the Netherlands works here

Practical matters

If you miss out on our services on the arrival day, your international office can advise you about arranging your practical matters such as registration at the municipality. Please note that it is mandatory to register with the municipality as soon as possible after your arrival in the Netherlands.

Published by  Student Affairs 18 February 2020