Dutch student housing is among most expensive in Europe
Students in the Netherlands pay more than all but British students for a place to live while at university, according to research by property group Savills.
A Dutch student pays an average of €100 a week for a room, while their British counterparts pay €139 a week. But Belgian students pay just €66 and Germans are even better off with an average room price of €57 a week.
Savills says the price of rooms in the Netherlands rose by almost 10% last year.
According to Nos television, Amsterdam tops the list with a monthly rent of €498 a room. The Hague, Rotterdam and Utrecht are around €400 while in Eindhoven, Tilburg and Wageningen students pay around €300 rent a month.
Student housing is considered a good investment by property companies because of the guaranteed returns.
In its report, Savills says Amsterdam, Paris, Milan and Barcelona ‘pose standout opportunities' for investors on the basis of their large student populations. Leiden and Utrecht are considered top investment opportunities