Registration on certified waiting time-based platforms is an important backup measure if the AUAS is unable to provide you with a room and/or it will prepare you for finding housing after your first year.
These platforms are unfortunately not suitable for exchange students, due to the long waiting times.
Room.nl(opens in new window)
Average waiting time is 2 to 3 years. It is beneficial to apply as soon as you have received your student number. Due to priority regulations for international students, this waiting time can be shortened: you can find more information on their priority plan here(opens in new window). Please note that these priority rooms are different from the regular accommodations on Room.nl, so be sure to read the information on their page closely.
You can check www.room.nl/en/recently-rented(opens in new window) to find the registration times of students that were allocated a room through ROOM.
Studentenwoningweb(opens in new window)
Average waiting time is 2-3 years.
Student Experience(opens in new window)
You can sign up free of charge for fully furnished studios at various locations in Amsterdam. Rooms are allocated through a lottery system.
OURCAMPUS(opens in new window)
Offers self-contained studios in Amsterdam Diemen with several additional amenities. Registration requires a fee of EUR 100,-, with an estimated waiting time of 12-14 months.
Casa(opens in new window)
Offers short-stay rooms from October to June every year. The waiting time for these rooms is currently 2 years.