Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Delft
Flatshare in Delft

Shared apartments, spare rooms and roommates in Delft

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The Technical University (TU) Delft has a very good reputation in different study fields, which attracts many students who want to enjoy a quality education. In addition, living in a Dutch city and learning about the local culture attracts the attention of young internationals, who choose Delft as their exchange destination.

The city itself is not very big and there is usually high demand when it comes to looking for accommodation as a student. Most young people are looking to live in shared flats, so if you want to split rent and bills with roommates, it would be best to start your search as soon as possible.

Advantages and disadvantages of sharing a flat in Delft

Here are some of the most outstanding aspects of having roommates in Delft:

Advantages of sharing a flat in Delft

  • If one of your flatmates is Dutch, you can take the opportunity to learn at least some of the language. This will help you integrate easily into the culture and, if you try to communicate in their language, the locals will surely have fun with you as they will be willing to help you practise.

  • By spending less of your monthly budget on rent, sharing a flat will enable you to visit other cities like Amsterdam, Utrecht and Rotterdam the save money from house rent.

Disadvantages of sharing a flat in Delft

  • This university city receives hundreds of students every year, which makes finding a flat a bit complicated. We recommend you start your search at least two months in advance to find the most suitable accommodation for you.

  • You will have to share the common areas, such as the bathroom, kitchen and living room. In some cases, you can choose spare rooms with private bathrooms, if that is important to you.

Erasmus App for your exchange programme in Delft

In the apps for Erasmus+ that you have at your disposal you will find a variety of information that will be useful before, during and after the exchange. Among them are student councils from previous years. For example, some young people recommend that to save on the cost of fruits and vegetables, you take advantage of shopping on weekends in the markets. Not only is it more affordable than a supermarket, but the product is fresher.

How to meet people in Delft?

Below we mention some of the ways you have to meet people in Delft, in addition to befriending your flatmates.

Student associations in Delft

The ESN Delft is the preferred association for students to meet people in this city. They have a large number of activities and events that you will be able to join. In addition, an interesting fact is that in this association you can join the Buddy program, in which a student who already knows the city is assigned to the new incoming students, so he can help integrate more easily.

Facebook groups for Erasmus in Delft

On Facebook, you will find groups corresponding to both ESN Delft and the university that is dedicated to international students. In these groups, you can see all the organized events that you will be able to take part in, such as theme parties, board game nights, and day trips to nearby cities such as Utrecht, and Beer Pong Championships, among others.

Whatsapp groups for Erasmus in Delft

Surely in Facebook groups and associations, WhatsApp groups are created that you can join, not only to meet people but also to introduce yourself and be able to propose the plans you want.

Tips for living in a shared apartment in Delft

Here are some tips to keep in mind when living in this Dutch city:

  • Cycling everywhere is the most popular form of transportation, both for students and locals. Get a second-hand one and find the best way to go from your apartment to the university and the most frequented places of interest.

  • There are two events that we recommend to be part of if they happen during your exchange in Delft: the Museumsnacht or Night of the Museums, in which you can visit many of the city's museums for free, and the King's Day celebrations, in which everyone celebrates the king's birthday. It is fun!

Frequently asked questions about sharing a flat in Delft

How much does a shared flat cost in Delft?
The price of spare rooms in shared apartments usually averages €500 per month, although it can range from €300 to €700 approximately.
Where to look for shared flats in Delft?
The best thing you can do is search on Erasmus Play, a housing search engine where you can see the complete verified rooms and shared flats. In addition, you will surely find the ideal one for you easily, filtering between the characteristics that are most important to you.
How to meet people in Delft?
One of the most fun ways to meet people in this Dutch city is to join the ESN Delft, an association with which you will be able to connect with other international young people while doing fun activities. You can also join different WhatsApp and Facebook groups and contact other students through them.
Why share a student flat in Delft?
Because being among flatmates is much more fun than living on your own! In addition, it has the advantage that it helps to save on the cost of the rental, being able to invest that extra money in experiences that make your exchange even more unforgettable.
What to ask before entering a shared flat in Delft?
Some of the aspects that you have to ask before entering are how cleaning works, how visits and social gatherings are handled in the apartment if you can smoke inside or have pets, and what are the basic schedules to respect.