The Conservatorium van Amsterdam/Amsterdam University of the Arts does not provide student housing. Students are responsible for arranging their own housing.
The demand for student housing in Amsterdam is high. Therefore, the number of rooms is very limited, the rates are high and finding a place to live in Amsterdam is difficult. We advise you to begin searching for a room as soon as possible and to consider not starting your studies if you have not found a room before the start of the academic year.


Do you want to prepare well for your move to Amsterdam? On our website consamguide.nl you can find all information about housing and living in Amsterdam.

You can register with Room, even if you are not a student yet, but are planning to study in Amsterdam. You can also take a look at the websites of these organisations:

  • The Social Hub (TSH) has more than 700 rooms that can be let to both Dutch and international students. The length of stay can vary from 1 week to 12 months. Permanent accommodation is not possible. Check out: Amsterdam City or Amsterdam West.
  • StudentenWoningWeb – Housing corporations De Key and Ymere with rooms and flats for students publish their offers on this website. You pay a one-off registration fee of €22,50. Rooms are assigned based on the registration time and priority arrangements. Information on the website is only available in Dutch.
  • Student Experience offers self-contained studios with a private bathroom and kitchen.
  • The municipality of Amsterdam has produced a housing guide for students. This guide explains how to find accommodation in Amsterdam, but also provides information on what to look for. (The guide is only available in Dutch)
  • ASVA is the student union in Amsterdam. They provide several services for their members such as mediation between landlords and students. They also give tips on how to find a room in Amsterdam. 

Especially for music students

For students of the Conservatorium van Amsterdam there are a limited number of rooms available through the Jan Pietersz. House Foundation (JPH), which provides, in collaboration with the CvA, suitable living and working space for music students (with special insulation). All CvA bachelor's and master's students can register for the waiting list of Jan Pieterszoon Huis (JPH). Registration takes place via this web application (Please note: an AHK email address is required for registration). The costs for the waiting list are € 26,50 per calendar year.

→ More information about the houses can be found on the website of JPH.

JPH has approximately 350 properties at its disposal. Most residences are specifically made suitable for music students to study at home. If you have registered for the waiting list, you will receive regular e-mails with available rooms. For the popular homes, the waiting time can be up to two to three years; for the less popular apartments there is an average waiting time of 12 months.