Average rent for student room in NL tops €400

Student room (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Guillaume Speurt)Student room (Picture: Wikimedia Commons/Guillaume Speurt)

For the first time students in the Netherlands on average pay over 400 euros per month for a room. Student housing rents increased more than 5 percent compared to last year, according to student housing website Kamernet, RTL Nieuws reports. 

Amsterdam is the most expensive when it comes to student housing, with an average price of 571 euros per month for a room. Rotterdam saw a student housing rent increase of 7.4 percent to 460 euros per month. 

The increase in room prices can be directly attributed to the shortage on the rest of the housing market, according to the broadcaster. In many Dutch cities there are hardly any options available for people starting out on the housing market. This resulted in graduated young people keeping their student accommodation for longer while they look for another place to stay.