Student accommodation

Gouda is an attractive town to study and live in. According to Keuzegids HBO - a Dutch independent university guide - Gouda is one of the most attractive university towns in the Netherlands!

We provide four options for you as an international student.

1. Student apartment - a genuine community

Located alongside Driestar Christian University is a block of student accommodation with place for over 120 students. Students treasure their time staying here; together they eat, learn, laugh, debate, sing and play sports. The accommodation has 11 floors, with 11 apartments on each floor, and is open all year round. Each floor also has a communal common room. 

The apartment

Read more about the apartment below the images.

The apartments are spacious, 24 square metres each, with most apartments also having a balcony. Each apartment is provided with its own:

  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Kitchen area with hot plate
  • Internet connection (WIFI)

Practical facilities

  • Weekly cleaning of the communal areas
  • Bicycle storage
  • Ample parking
  • Launderette
  • Possibilities of using the sports hall
  • Use of the sports field

Central located

  • Five-minute walking distance from Gouda's bus and train station
  • Five-minute cycling distance from the culturally rich town and shopping centre of Gouda
  • Twenty-minute cycling distance from the Reeuwijkse plassen, a local nature reserve with many lakes, providing beautiful scenery and space for recreation.

2. Host family (short stay)

It is also possible to stay at a host family during your stay. The international office of DCU will organise this for you.  This option is available for short stay visitors.

3. Hotel Room

We also have a contract with the Campanile Hotel in Gouda. This is a 3-star hotel right in the middle of the 'green heart' of Holland in the Randstad conurbation. The hotel has 78 well-maintained rooms each with a luxury flat-screen TV, a bathroom with bath/shower combination and coffee and tea-making facilities. You can enjoy a delicious breakfast buffet, a leisurely lunch or an à la carte dinner in the restaurant. 

You can find more information on this website.

4. Own accommodation

If you are looking for a room in Gouda or the surrounding area, it is advisable to organise this well in advance. The following websites may be helpfull in your search:  


OptionDurationPrice per person
Wi-Fi, Gas, water, electricity included

1. Shared Student Apartment (no meals included)

1 night
14 nights
1 month
3 months

€ 35
€ 200
€ 400
€ 750, (International Class)

Organised by Driestar Christian University

2. Host family in Gouda (meals included)

1 night

€ 45

Organised by Driestar Christian University

3. Hotel Room (Campanile Hotel) (Breakfast included)

1 night

+/- € 67.50

Book your room here

4. Own accommodation

You can find and book rooms yourself via: