Investors have discovered the student housing market. Over the past five years, commercial parties invested over a billion euros into student housing. That amount increases if collaboration with idealistic student housing providers such as corporation DUWO and foundation SSH is added to the calculation, according to a study by real estate advisor Savills and De Volkskrant.
Amsterdam student union ASVA opened a hotline for unsafe situations "on and around student campuses". This follows a series of violent incidents in a short tie, especially around the Spinoza Campus in Bijlmer, spokesperson Alba van Vliet said to NH Nieuws.
A 35-year-old woman was recently stabbed to death near the Spinoza Campus. Two students were pulled off their bikes. And another student was hit by a stray bullet while she was watching television in her room, according to ASVA.
The student housing shortage in Amsterdam is getting worse and worse, and if nothing is done about it, students will start opting for universities in other Dutch cities, a group of Amsterdam universities, colleges and housing corporations said in an urgent call to the municipality. According to them, Amsterdam needs at least 2 thousand new student homes per year, Het Parool reports.
Student housing organization Duwo has finally managed to kick out a tenant who has been living in a dorm in the student residence Uilenstede in Amstelveen for no less than 30 years. And it only took two appearances in court to do so.