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Housing allowance

Your stay with us at an even more affordable price


If you rent a home in the Netherlands, there’s a good chance that you may be entitled to receive housing allowance. This is applicable to Dutch and international tenants, including expatriate workers and students. The housing allowance makes your rent even more affordable, because you will receive a significant cost reduction from the Dutch government!

We are happy to take care of your housing allowance application in exchange for an application fee, provided that you meet the requirements and have successfully signed for a home at Holland2Stay. Good to know: a minimum stay of 9 months is among the requirements.

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What is housing allowance?

For individuals with a relatively low income, most rents are too high in relation to what they earn. On request, the Tax Services of the Dutch government provides these individuals with a housing allowance in order to make these homes more affordable. Particularly students fall into a lower income group, which is why students are most likely eligible to receive housing allowance. If you are entitled to housing allowance, you need to pay the regular monthly rent to us. Each month, you will receive a refund from the Dutch Tax Service Office.

It is important to note that there are a number of requirements that need to be met in order to receive the housing allowance. These requirements depend on age, income, savings and the rent price. The Tax Service Office is very strict when it comes to distributing the housing allowance, and if you are found to be receiving the wrong type of allowance, you will be required to pay all assistance back to the Tax Services. 

What we offer you

For only a one-time fee of €150,- or €19,- per month, we will take care of the complete application for you. All you will have to do is upload the required documents in your online account and we will take care of the rest! This service will be available on your personal account as soon as your contract has been approved.

We make sure to ask the right questions to determine whether or not you meet the conditions for housing allowance. Furthermore, we assist you in gathering the correct information and double-checking everything that you provide us with.

Please find further details about housing allowance and the requirements here:


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