Finding a place in Leiden is slightly easier than finding a room in other Dutch cities like Amsterdam, Rotterdam or Utrecht. But don’t lay back just yet. Every year the number of incoming students increases, so you have some competition ahead of you. Most of the time, students are able to find a room in Leiden. Some tips to get you started on finding accommodation: Start looking for a room as soon as possible. Most students start looking for a room late in the season, which can lead to disappointing results. Most landlords already list their apartments and rooms early in the season. The earlier, the better. You will have more options and also you would still be able to find an afforable place to live. When you are settled, it’s definitely worth exploring the city of Leiden. Leiden has a rich history and beautiful places to visit like Hortus Botanicus, De Lakenhal museum, and an observatory where you can learn more about astronomy.