Renting a home

If you will be bringing your family or staying longer than 1 year, and are thus unable to use short-stay accommodation, you might need to rent a home. 

Homes for renting can be furnished (gemeubileerd), fitted with curtains and floor coverings (gestoffeerd) or unfurnished (kaal). Be sure to ask about appliances, light fittings and utility costs. 

If you need family accommodation, the links provided below will help you to orient yourself to the market. In certain circumstances, TU Delft might help you to find suitable accommodation; however, it will be your responsibility to find appropriate accommodation.

More information

  • Click here for information about what to keep in mind when renting in the Netherlands (IamExpat).
  • Click here for general information about housing (IamExpat).

How does it work?

You can contact any estate agent or rental listing site of your choice if you are looking for a home. Below is a list of estate agents and rental listing sites, based on information from the municipality of Delft, that deal with apartments and houses in and around Delft. Most also deal with short-term rental units, which are often furnished. TU Delft does not have any affiliation with these housing organisations. 

  • Björnd Makelaardij: Delft estate agent for rentals and sales (description of each home is usually in Dutch and then English)

  • Oude Delft Makelaardij: Delft estate agent for rentals and sales

  • Homelets: Delft rental agency

  • Rots-vast Groep: nationwide rental agency with an office in Delft

  • BeHome: regional rental agency with an office in Delft

  • Pararius: nationwide listing of rentals

  • Xpatrentals: housing listings – rentals and sales 

  • Verra Real Estate: furnished and short stay, the majority of accommodation in Leiden, The Hague and Rotterdam

  • Serviced apartments: database with over 1,000 apartments throughout the country