Our Nido Groningen residence is open to all young people and students from any university or country. The requirements to stay at Nido Groningen are as follows, you will need to evidence at least one of the following:
Our Nido Utrecht residence is open to students from any university of country. The requirements to stay at Nido Utrecht are as follows, you will need to evidence at least one of the following:
Remember that you must be 18 years old or over at the time of check-in.
We offer Short Stays contracts (for a period of 3 to 6 months) and Campus contracts (with a minimum duration of 6 months) at Nido Student. When you are making an online booking, please make sure that you check both the contract length and the cancellation policy before you hit the apply button.
If you stay with us on a Short Stay Contract (a period of 3 to 6 months), please be aware you will not be able to apply for a Campus Contract or continue to live at the same Nido residence beyond the 6 months of your initial contract.
Our booking process is available online via our website: www.nidostudent.com.
The steps to get you to booking confirmed are as follows:
If you have completed all these steps, a member of the team will then review your application. At this point, we will either send a booking confirmation e-mail to you or send you further information on what to do next. If you do not receive either a booking confirmation or a response to your application within 72 hours, please get in touch.
Once you have received a booking confirmation, your room is secured.
You can view the legal cancellation policy points in your lease contract (available on the portal), our cancellation policy is in accordance to Dutch regulations.
Our Short Stay leases are available for a period of 3 to six months and can’t be cancelled prematurely once your booking is confirmed.
Our Campus Contract has a minimum of six months and can’t be cancelled during this period. After the six-month period you can request a cancellation which will be subject to a notice period of one calendar month. The cancellation request must be provided in writing format to your Residence Team.
You can now reserve your room worry-free. We’ve got you covered if you’re delayed and even if you can’t make it at all, we’re here to support.
The Flexible Booking Policy includes the following:
Terms & conditions apply, more information regarding the Flexible Booking Policy can be found here.
All students checking in will be required to produce proof of studies from your university and all persons checking in will be required to show us your ID/ Passport. Please note this must be the original document and cannot be a copy.
During your booking process you will be required to upload a digital copy of your ID/ Passport and your proof of studies (if applying as a student). Your Lease Agreement will be signed electronically and is legally binding.
Once you have found your perfect room, to secure it with us you only need to pay a refundable deposit. The deposit value will be equivalent to one month’s rent, so the amount will vary depending on your preferred room.
The remaining rental fees for your stay are then divided into monthly payments, the first of which will need to be paid before you check in.
The Dutch government makes available a financial contribution towards the cost of rented dwelling in the Netherlands, this is called rent allowance (or “huurtoeslag” in Dutch – also known as housing allowance or rent benefit). This contribution is intended for people below a government-determined income threshold. In addition, there is a maximum rent eligible for subsidization. More information regarding rent allowance can be found here.
The Dutch Government has set out the following requirements, in order to qualify for the housing allowance in 2019/ 2020, you must meet the following criteria:
Temporary contracts do not qualify for Rent Allowance, so if you select a Short Stay lease with us you will not be able to apply.
More information regarding rent allowance can be found on our website here.
No, when you are packing to move into your Nido residence you will need to pack your own linen, duvet, pillows, towels and kitchen crockery, pans, pots etc. However, you can purchase additional items from us for your studio. This is done through one of our partners, Uni Kit Out. You can order a student package from them and it will be delivered directly to your Nido location. Click here for more information.
Of course! Here at Nido we offer 100mbps WIFI throughout all of our residences. Our new broadband even allows you to upgrade up to 200mpbs and if you’re looking for an even speedier and more stable connection you can bring an Ethernet cable to connect to the internet in your room as well. Drop your Residence Team a line if you’d like to know more about internet upgrades.
We do allow day and night guests, however, for your own safety and security, there are a few guest policies in place:
Nido have partnered up with TLJ Access Control to provide a revolutionary new mobile access solution. This new app will offer you the ability to open doors using your smartphone as the secure key.
Here’s our handy ‘How To’ guide on accessing and setting up your key: How to video
Please note, the mobile key service will only work if you’re a Nido Student resident in Groningen, with a confirmed booking and have checked in, though you can download and register the app in advance.
Yes, your mobile key will not be activated until you check-in at Nido Groningen front desk.
TLJ mobile keys use BLE (Bluetooth Low Energy) technology to allow your smartphone to operate your door lock, they are as secure as a keycard or fob. Plus there are other benefits of this technology:
Yes. Your key is digitally locked to your phone, it’s impossible to accidentally send your key to someone else. Keys can be issued and revoked remotely, this is really useful if your phone is lost or stolen.
Triple-level security: the app is only activated when registered with YOUR email address AND a password you choose. Also, a one-time unique activation code is sent to your email address and must be entered into the app for it to work.
The MobileKey is fully compatible with site Wi-Fi, but remember it’s the Bluetooth (not the Wi-Fi) that’s opening your door. BLE is more secure, virtually impossible to hack, activation range restricted to 20 – 30cm from lock for added security.
The security encryption used by Mobile Keys is industry-leading. The lock will check that the digital key on your phone passes the following tests, and only then will it open:
Key data is stored in the Cloud with a leading European hosting provider on a scalable, 100% uptime, ISO certified & PCI complaint Windows Server running a SQL database. The data centres have award winning cyber and physical security, sitting behind a fully managed redundant Cisco ASA shared firewall. The sophisticated machine AI is used by the app to decide when, and the frequency with which, it communicates with the Cloud. Data usage is thus kept to a minimum for the user (not an issue of course when connected to the building’s Wi-Fi).
Almost everything is included in the rental rate, there are just a few bits and bobs that may have a charge if you would like to use additional services:
We have a laundry room onsite with seven washers, five dryers and ironing boards which you can use 24/7. To make use of the laundry service, you can download the application ‘’appWash’’ or you can access the website via www.appwash.com. Via this app or website you can use and pay for the laundry services.
Washing costs €2,35 incl. VAT
Drying costs €2,00 incl. VAT
All residents staying in the Netherlands for over 4 months have to register with the local municipality.
Whether you’re a Dutch citizen or an international, everyone living in the Netherlands is required to be registered at their home address. Being registered allows the Basisregistratie personen (BRP or Municipal Personal Records Database) to better handle emergency situations, to track the size of the Dutch population and to allocate the right municipal taxes to each household.
One of the most important reasons to register is that you will then receive your BSN number (personal public service number), which you need for all your administration in the Netherlands. This includes opening a bank account, visiting a doctor, getting health insurance and applying for benefits (including Housing Allowance).
You will also need your BSN number to apply for a DigiD, which allows you to identify yourself when making arrangements on the internet (with the Dutch government, educational institutes or benefits). More information can be found here.
Please be aware that once your registered at your new home address, your waste tax (and in some cases water purification tax) has to be paid directly to the municipality. Please find more information on garbage and water tax
Most municipalities (gemeenten) require you to register within five days of arriving in the Netherlands.
For registration with the Municipality in Groningen, click here to book an appointment.
For registration with the municipality in Utrecht, click here to book an appointment.
Once you book your appointment, you will usually receive confirmation by post or email which will also list the documents you need to bring with you. They may include:
The registration with the municipality is mandatory and you can receive a fine if you fail to register within the deadline.
When you move in and become a Nido resident you will receive two keys (one for your room and one for the post-box) and one building access FOB/key card. They are your responsibility, but sometimes life happens, and things get lost – we understand.
If you do lose any of your keys or the FOB, let us know right away. To replace your missing keys or FOB you’ll need to pay a fee. Your Residence Team will be able to provide further information on relevant fees.
Nido Groningen has their own in-house gym and it’s there for you to use. These fitness facilities can be accessed free of charge 24/7, so you are welcome to work out whenever you feel like it!
Nido Utrecht has an external in-house gym, therefore, charges apply for use of the gym.
We want you to live your best student life with us. Every month we organise plenty of social parties, career events and learning workshops for all residents – that means you! Most importantly, these events are created for you to connect with other residents and to help bring networking and learning opportunities to your door.
Want all the details on upcoming events? Ask any Nido team member for details of the next event or visit our Facebook page.
We have maintenance staff available five days and staff members available during the weekends for emergencies.
They will be able to sort out anything maintenance related in your room and the communal areas. Let us know and help will be on the way!
This is the legal information that we want you to know – we are committed to providing a safe and healthy residence and workplace for all students, employees, clients and other parties who may be affected by our activities.
We are committed to continual performance through learning from experience. We will always engage with all of our staff, students, clients and suppliers so that everyone is enthusiastically involved in managing risk.
To understand more about our Health & Safety Policy, go to out website.
When your lease agreement with Nido is coming to an end, you will need to deregister your address with the municipality.
You can de-register very easily at the local municipality address, it only takes only 5 minutes. You can deregister yourself from your address at the municipality from 4 weeks before the move.
Contact your local municipality for more information on the deregistration process.