STUDENT HOUSING

As our campus is constantly growing, we have established a variety of new student accommodations in Meppel. To give you the best possible overview of our five main housing options we have visited some of our students who are currently living in either of them:

College Campus Meppel

Our new College Campus Meppel will provide 82 rooms ranging from The rooms vary in size between 13m² to  32m² in a spacious, renovated building with shared kitchens, showers and toilets, a common lounge room, a big ‘restaurant’ with a professional kitchen and a huge terrace.

 

Check out the walkthrough video of the Campus!

“College Campus Meppel is large, and has several tenants from students to interns, so you have a lot of entitlement and there is always someone who wants to drink a coffee. In addition, the rooms are spacious and there is enough space for privacy.” ~ College campus resident 

Meet Marina in Nijeveen 

What is your favourite spot in the house?

My room, here is where all my friends and I gathered at least once a day to talk and have fun or the common room where we sometimes watch movies on the big screen.

 

How do you organise the communal living?

Cooking is not a problem as everyone in this house has their own kitchen (except ovens and microwave which are in the common living room) and usually because of traditions on times for dinner we eat differently. Other common things are discussed on our WhatsApp chat or eventually we do house meetings. We also have a cleaning schedule.

 

What is your favourite memory with your house mates?

When we all just moved in and it was still summer and we could spend hours outside in our garden under the sun playing cards, eating and drinking.

 

Check out the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ga4YnW1fLo4&feature=youtu.be

Meet Joelle at Weerdstraat (Windmill) 

What do you enjoy about your housing community the most?

I love the housing community I live in. We all get along really well, we keep the house clean, we organise parties once in a while and if we have problems, we have a meeting to sort everything out.

 

What is your favourite spot in the house?

My favourite spot in the house is the outside picknick bench. When it is nice weather we sit in the sun, we listen to music and sometimes eat pizza together or organise pancake nights. There is always a beautiful sunset and you can see the windmill.

 

How do you organize the communal living?

Once a week we have a cleaning lady that comes to clean the common areas. We also have a cleaning schedule where two students a week make sure that the kitchen is clean. We have a list for stuff that needs to be bought for the house like (toilet paper, dish soap etc) and when each student buys something they write it on there. We barely have problems with noises but if we do, we gently ask in our WhatsApp group chat to lower the noise.

 

Meet Marieke at Schoolstraat 

What do you enjoy about your housing community the most?

We are all very friendly to each other and we can talk friendly about a problem and how to solve it.

 

What is your favourite spot in the house?

My room, it is very cozy and I like spending time with friends there.

 

How do you organise the communal living?

We do have rules. Things like not making too much noise after 11, cleaning up your own pots and pans and sticking to the cleaning schedule. Sometimes things are not done properly, but the most important thing is too communicate about it.

 

What is your favourite memory with your house mates?

Our Secret Santa's and the BBQs outside in the summer. That is so much fun!

Meet Andreas in Kolderveen

What do you enjoy about your housing community the most?

Even though we are a rather big housing, each resident possesses a valuable and respected position. We support each other no matter what situation someone finds themselves in.  

 

What is your favourite spot in the house?

The “Whiskey Area” is a room surrounded by glass walls and the perfect spot to enjoy a book or a deep talk with one of your friends. In summer, we gather on the terrace in front of the room to have many bonfires. 

 

How do you organize the communal living?

We have weekly house meetings where everyone shares concerns regarding the noises or conditions of the house. Additionally, we established a cleaning schedule right in the beginning to create cleaning groups addressed to certain areas that change weekly. 

 

What is your favourite memory with your house mates?

Our very first house party where students from the entire ITEps community came over for a drink and dance. 

 

Meet Anna at Rembrandtlaan 50

Where is your favorite place in the house?

The house has two kitchens/living areas in which I spent a lot of my time together with my friends. In the summer I also enjoy sitting in the outside area. 

 

How do you organize communal living?

There are two kitchens in the building. For both of them, we have created a cleaning schedule to keep them clean. Most people have done the same thing for the bathroom they share. Next year there will be a house-oldest which will be everyone's main contact person in case there are any problems or concerns. Overall we try to communicate and be as respectful of each other's space and belongings as possible. For this, we have a group chat with everyone from our house where we, for example, let everyone know if there was a party, ask questions, etc. 

 

What do you enjoy about your housing community the most?

My favorite thing about living in Rembrandtlaan is that there are always people around that you can spend time with. There is always a movie to watch and games to play. Also, since we all study ITEps we can study together and do homework together. The friends I found in our community have made the transition of moving to the Netherlands a lot easier. 

 

What is your favorite memory with your housing mates?

During the time we have lived here we have organized many different events. For Christmas, we did a Secret Santa with the whole house, which is one of my favorite memories.  We also had costume parties for Halloween and Karneval which was great.

Contact Catrien from the support office for more information on the latest housing options.

meppel@nhlstenden.com

Short Stays in Meppel:

This is a great option for you if you plan a short visit in Meppel. If you plan a visit to explore Meppel and learn more about our study this is the perfect place for you to stay for a short period. Or maybe you are already studying in Meppel and need to find a place for family or friends that visit you.

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