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Maastricht has a small inner city and consists of seven areas. As in most cities, there is a lot of activity in the city centre. Luckily, the city centre is just a bike or busride away so there is no need to find a place in the city centre. There are a lot of nice, small-scale student accommodations in Maastricht. There are many ways to look for suitable housing. If you are new to Maastricht, you should certainly register with Maastricht Housing. Maastricht Housing is an initiative of Maastricht University, Zuyd University of Applied Sciences and the Jan van Eyck Academy. This platform acts as an intermediary between students and all providers of student accommodation. A large part of it is rented and maintained by the housing corporations: Woonpunt, Servatius and Maasvallei. Other accommodation is privately owned and many of these accommodations are being posted in housing groups on Facebook.

Some of the most popular student area's are:

  • Brusselsepoort
  • Mariaberg
  • Emmaplein
  • Wyck
  • Statenkwartier
  • Scharnerweg

Because of the short distances and steadily public transport, it is also possible to live outside of Maastricht. Since the Belgian border is only five kilometers away, you can also look for housing options there.

If you have specific questions about your housing contract, the Housing Helpdesk is there to help: they are a social organisation set up specifically to help tenants to solve problems related tot he rent of their home. 

You can find all tips and tricks about housing and other important matters on the website of MyMaastricht, so you can start your journey in Maastricht in the best way possible.