Property to rent

If you will be bringing your family or are staying beyond 1 year, you might need or want to rent a home. Properties to rent can come furnished (gemeubileerd), fitted with curtains and floor coverings (gestoffeerd) or unfurnished (kaal). Before you sign a contract, be sure to find out whether appliances and light fittings are present and what, if any, utility costs are included in the price. You might find that a rental apartment is completely bare, without even carpeting or linoleum on the floor. A popular website for second-hand goods is

To find a property to rent, you can contact an estate agent or visit an online property listing site of your choice.

Below is a list of estate agents and property listing sites, based largely on information from the municipality of Delft. These agents and sites deal with apartments and houses in and around Delft. Most also list short-term units to rent, which often come furnished. TU Delft is not affiliated with any of these organisations or businesses. 

  • nationwide listing of properties to rent or buy
  • Pararius: nationwide listing of properties to rent
  • Björnd Makelaardij: Delft estate agent for properties to rent or buy
  • Oude Delft Makelaardij: Delft estate agent for properties to rent or buy
  • Verra Real Estate: listing of furnished properties to rent and short-stay accommodations to rent, mostly in Leiden, The Hague and Rotterdam
  • Rent a Room Delft: mediator for rental studios and apartments in Delft
  • Homelets: Delft estate agent for properties to rent or buy
  • Rotsvast Groep: nationwide agency with an office in Delft for properties to rent or buy
  • Xpatrentals: listing of properties to rent or buy
  • Serviced apartments: database with over 1,000 apartments throughout the Netherlands

Important! Sometimes a landlord (or rental company) asks for extra costs when you sign a lease/rental agreement. For example, acquisition costs or a deposit. Your landlord (rental company) may not ask for key money. Before you sign the agreement please take a look at this page to make sure that no costs are charged that are not permitted by law.

More information

IamExpat provides useful information on what to keep in mind when renting in the Netherlands, as well as general information about housing.

The city of Delft also has a very useful page entitled ‘A home to rent’. 

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