It is no secret that finding a suitable place to live in Amsterdam, specifically for students, can be a real challenge. In almost all cases, the house search will be stressful, and many first-years find themselves unable to navigate this famous market.
For us at 020, housing is a fundamental pillar of our programme. We are going to do this in two steps: firstly, we are going to present and explain the problem based on collected data, based on research carried out in the city. This means that the focus will be on the issue itself rather than explaining all the procedures and important information for the housing process. For that, you can give a thorough look at the Housing Booklet already available on the 020 website.
Secondly, we will provide some ideas and specific policies that could be implemented to alleviate the issue. We are aware that it is rather unlikely it will be “fixed” anytime soon. Most importantly, our focus will be on the role the UvA can play in this matter, and whether they could do something more to help new students.