Erasmus in Utrecht

Information and tips for Erasmus students in Utrecht

Why do Erasmus in Utrecht? If Utrecht interests you to choose as an Erasmus destination, but this question has crossed your mind, stay with us to find the answer you are looking for. We anticipate that this city is a very popular Erasmus destination among students, as it offers incredible opportunities. Let's find out what Utrecht has to offer!

Cost of living in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Utrecht is a city located in the Netherlands, where the standard of living is quite high compared to other European countries. In recent years, this city has also become one of the most chosen Erasmus destinations by students. This has, above all, positive aspects, since thanks to this the city has become very multicultural, there is always atmosphere and thousands of things can be done every week. However, a negative aspect is that this can also cause prices to be a bit high, something that you will notice especially in rentals.

We recommend that you do not leave the process of finding accommodation until the last minute, as it could be complicated and you may pay too much. In our Erasmus play platform you can find different accommodation options for students. The prices of the rooms are usually around € 400-500 per month approximately.

Erasmus parties and leisure in Utrecht, The Netherlands

Surely what we are about to discuss now interests you: is there a party in Utrecht? The answer is yes, of course. As in any city full of students, in Utrecht there is a great atmosphere throughout the week and you have a wide variety of places to go. A very popular place where events and parties are often organized is Tivoli, but in the city you will also find many other bars and places where you can go with your friends before going to a party or a disco. A very curious place where you can have a drink is the "ex-church" Maria Minor, converted into a bar.

Thanks to the location of Utrecht you can also make other types of plans such as visiting nearby cities and countries. You can go to well-known cities like Amsterdam or Rotterdam or to neighbouring countries like Belgium or Germany. Make the most of this opportunity!

Culture and food in Utrecht, Holland

This city is the perfect size to explore its historic centre on foot, lose yourself in its streets and discover all its beautiful corners. You may already know something about this city, perhaps you are only familiar with the Treaty of Utrecht, a peace agreement of 1713, or you may not know anything about the city yet. We recommend that you make the most of every day there and that you visit as many places as you can. We can name such emblematic places as the Dom Tower, over a hundred meters high, the Gothic Cathedral of St. Martin, the Centraal Museum or the Rietveld Schröder house-museum, which was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Another important aspect that you should know about Utrecht is its gastronomy. In the typical restaurants of the city, you can find popular dishes such as stamppot (a kind of stew), bitterballen (croquettes that are usually stuffed with meat and cheese or mushrooms), rijsttafel (where the main ingredient is rice), or the pannenkoeken (a kind of very typical pancakes).

Advantages of doing your Erasmus in Utrecht, Holland

  • Utrecht's location is perfect for making trips quickly and easily to other European cities and countries.
  • Young people in this city almost always use the bike as a means of transport, therefore, you will be able to save an extra expense each month.
  • The culture and history of this city can teach you a lot, from knowing when and why the Treaty of Utrecht was signed, to discovering the city's museums, galleries and emblematic buildings.
  • You have the opportunity to enjoy the typical gastronomy in the most traditional restaurants, as well as the cultural events that take place throughout the year.

Cheap Erasmus Apartments in Utrecht, Netherlands

If you are looking for student accommodation in Utrecht, take a look at our Erasmus Play price comparison. You have a wide variety of options and you can compare prices, types of accommodation and areas of the city quickly, easily and safely. Book your student accommodation in Utrecht with us and avoid last-minute complications.

Frequently asked questions from students doing Erasmus in Utrecht 

How much does it cost to live in Utrecht as a student?
The budget of an Erasmus student in Utrecht can be around € 700-800 per month. This amount will vary depending on your lifestyle, the type of accommodation you choose and your leisure activities.
What is student life like in Utrecht?
Utrecht is not an excessively large city and it is full of students. This means that there is always a lively and perfect environment to make all kinds of plans. In addition, the university has great prestige in Europe, so you are sure to learn a lot.
How much does student accommodation cost in Utrecht?
One of the preferred options for exchange students are rooms in shared flats, which usually cost around € 400-500 per month approximately.
How much is the Erasmus scholarship to study in Utrecht?
The amount received with the Erasmus scholarship to study in Utrecht varies depending on the country of origin of each student. We recommend that you contact the international relations office of your home university to find out the exact information in your case.
Best areas to live in Utrecht?
Some of the most popular areas to live if you are a student are the downtown area or some neighborhoods like Lombok, between Dom Square and the central station, Nieuwegein, which is really another city but is considered part of Utrecht, or De Meern, an area further from the center. We recommend that you compare several options before choosing one.

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