Students are responsible for finding their own housing. Unfortunately, the possibilities for the conservatory to arrange housing for students either directly or indirectly are very restricted. For information on living in Amsterdam, please view the website of the City of Amsterdam.
Especially for music students
The Amsterdam University of the Arts does not provide student housing, but 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-e-mail 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.
Finding living space in Amsterdam is difficult. It is advisable to search for a room as quickly as possible. To this end, you can register with Room, even if you are not a student yet, but planning to study in Amsterdam.