Haarlem Campus

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About the University 🏫

The Haarlem Campus is located in an admirable, historic building which goes by the name "The Koepel" aka cupola.

The cupola has been through an incredible transformation over the last few years, from a former prison into a business hub. It’s now a modern and cutting edge learning environment with classrooms, labs, co-working space, meeting rooms, a café, a movie theatre and even a start-up incubator. All this, within an iconic historical monument.

Just a few steps away, you’ll find 250 brand-new apartments available to students, to allow you to live and learn on campus for a fully immersive experience.
Step into the building, and you’ll feel energised to work together on ideas and projects that shape the future. It’s a place where innovators, researchers, and forward thinkers all come together and build the future.The city centre is just minutes away and the cupola is in a vibrant area, with sunny terraces, a supermarket and a shared mobility hub all on the doorstep.

Haarlem Campus is not just somewhere you come to study. The students are part of an international community, and meeting people from different backgrounds and cultures, working together, and learning from each other is a part of everyday life. There’s never a dull moment at Haarlem Campus: events, social activities and networking opportunities are organised all year round to help you grow a game-changing network outside the classroom

About the city 🌇

The Campus is located in Haarlem, a city with a beautiful historic centre, famous cultural attractions, picturesque shopping streets, atmospheric cafés and lively bars. Best known for the world-famous art at the Frans Hals and Teylers museums, Haarlem is regularly voted the country’s best city for shopping. From cobbled mediaeval streets and hidden courtyards to canalside terraces and music venues.

Haarlem is just an 15-minute train ride away from the centre of Amsterdam. Trains run all day every day, so you can head to the capital whenever you’re looking for some big city buzz. That’s the beauty of Haarlem - you’ve got everything on your doorstep.

It is also worthy to mention that campus is 20 minutes away from the airport which is convenient for your arrival and when you want to visit your home country. It also gives you the unique opportunity to visit other EU countries since the Netherlands is in the center of Western EU.

Two of the Netherlands’ most famous beaches are just 25 minutes away from Haarlem City Centre and can be reached almost as quickly by bike. Zandvoort and Bloemendaal are surrounded by beautiful dunes that run along the coast, and natural parks with forests, hills and lakes. Go for a swim at the beach, or cycle through nature. Get some fresh air and a change of scenery, and return to the city full of ideas and creativity.

Housing 🏡

On-campus housing

Harleem Campus offers all students the opportunity to rent a student apartment on the campus, which guarantees the possibility to stay at least 1 year (2 semesters) at the beautiful and secure university campus.

The newly built student apartments will be home to students of mixed ages, nationalities and cultures and a unique opportunity to meet new friends and become part of a vibrant community.

See more here

Alternative housing options

If you prefer to look for an apartment outside campus, there are several ways to find an apartment:

1. Local housing providers:

An overview of Dutch housing providers:

2. Student housing corporations:

There are many housing corporations in the Netherlands that cater to students. The largest student housing corporations are:

3. Social Media:

Useful facebook groups might be:

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