Rent subsidy

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Rent subsidy

Rent subsidy is a contribution towards living costs paid under certain circumstances by the Dutch Government. This makes it possible for everyone in the Netherlands to live at affordable prices.  

If you rent self-contained accommodation, you may qualify for rent subsidy. In some Idealis student complexes you can also receive a rent subsidy for a non-self-contained accommodation.

To make it easy on your: the advertisement for housing will always mention whether the room in question is eligible for rent subsidy.

to apply for rent allowance, the following information is required. You can find this at My Idealis:

  • Base rent (this is the net rent excl. service costs).
  • Service costs:
    • Energy expenses in common areas (max. € 12).
    • Cleaning costs.
    • Caretaker fees.

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