You will be coming to the Netherlands, or you have already arrived here. Did you get your new student room through the educational institution (Accommodate) or Direct Offer? On this handy check-list you see in a glance what it takes to rent a room.
On the start date of your tenancy agreement your room will be available from 13:00 onward. Does the start date of your tenancy agreement happen to be on the weekend or a public holiday? Then you can collect your key on the next workday after 13:00. Check for information on the page of your educational institution under the heading Arrival in the Netherlands. Remove the address label from the key and insert a new label that states your telephone number.
There is always a set of sheets in your room. You will need to bring towels with you. You can check on the page of your educational institution whether there is kitchen stuff available or you have to buy it yourself. Also check the rest of your inventory with the inventory list. Report any missing things or defects in your room right away via the request for repairs page.As an Accommodate tenant, you must take out insurance for your personal possessions. The furniture and standard inventory are already insured through DUWO.
Is something broken? Report technical defects within a week as a request for repairs.
Do you have any questions about your room, your house or the building? Don’t be afraid to talk to the caretaker or student caretaker of the building. Need an appointment fast? Please inform us of this via the contact form.
Internet is included, but usually not wireless. So take an internet cable with you or buy one.
In some buildings, you can wash and dry clothes for a fee. When you signed your tenancy agreement, did you indicate whether you wanted to receive a laundry card? Then DUWO will send it to you within a week. More information about the laundry card.
Print already a few copies of your tenancy agreement. If you want to open a bank account or register with the municipality, you must provide a paper copy of the tenancy agreement.
Will you be living in the Netherlands for more than 4 months? Then you are legally required to register with the municipality in which you will be living. You can be fined by the municipality if you do not register. You can register at the Personal Records Database (Basisregistratie personen, BRP) of the municipality. On the website of the municipality you can read how this is done. You are also required to de-register when you leave the Netherlands.
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