Here are some additional resources to help you in navigating the Dutch housing crisis, most of this list comes from the work of @nomorelater, who with the Anti-Gentrification School, @cultural.workers.unite, @srvubond, @wdka.teachermemes and @wdka_spin compiled a great list of resources:
- The Housing Hotline(opens in a new tab): The Dutch Student Union (Landelijke Studentenvakbond, LSVb), founded the ‘Housing Hotline’ in cooperation with the European Students Network. The Housing Hotline provides a place for international students to ask questions regarding housing and voice their complaints. You can find this form by clicking here. This form gets sent to a dedicated email address where a LSVb policy officer and legal officer work together to provide a helpful answer - if the answer isn’t satisfactory you can also send a follow-up email. The question/issue itself will be made anonymous before being added to research conducted by the Dutch Student Union in order to improve the overall housing situation of international students in the Netherlands.
- Bond Precaire Woonvormen (BPW)(opens in a new tab): BPW is a national solidarity movement that is active in various cities in the Netherlands. They help residents to set up solidarity networks and, with the support of their broad, national network of committed tenants, volunteers, organizations and action groups, to claim their right to reside and housing security.
- Basisregistratie Adressen en Gebouwen (BAG)(opens in a new tab): To avoid scams and bad landlords, better to check first if the house you are planning to rent is officially registered. You can find some reported houses on Gementee Utrecht’s website and in Rotterdam, you can calculate how much the rental price should be for the district you live in.
- WOON!(opens in a new tab): Woon! provides residents with information and advice about renting, buying, energy, organization and participation. You can contact them for more information about housing and renting in Amsterdam.
- NoRoomForUs(opens in a new tab): No Room For Us is a campaign organised by a coalition of different student groups, who are concerned about the housing situation in Amsterdam. The groups involved are SRVU, ASVA, WOinActieVU and the Communistische Jongerenbeweging. They are campaigning for emergency housing, as well as structural solutions to the housing problem in Amsterdam. As a temporary act of mutual aid, they have also organised a couch-surfing action for people who need temporary housing.