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Thee UvA in partnership with student housing provider DUWO, has offered around 80 temporary student rooms in the Oudemanhuispoort (OMHP) building, thereby helping to offset the huge shortage of student accommodation in the city.

Vacant space

Since the Amsterdam Law School relocated to the Roeterseiland campus, part of the Oudemanhuispoort building has stood empty. Approval for the project was obtained in June 2018. The premises have now been refurbished. The rooms will be rented out for a temporary period: refurbishment is due to start in 2022 and, when the work is complete, the Faculty of Humanities will move into the building.

DUWO: management and rental

The rooms are rented out by student housing provider DUWO*. The UvA and DUWO have drawn up agreements regarding management of the rooms; there will be bike parking facilities on the UvA site and student managers will ensure that the house rules are observed.

Applying for the accommodation

Since DUWO is responsible for management and rental, the UvA will not be involved in the process.  Students can contact DUWO via or apply for the accommodation when it becomes available online via

AT5 broadcast on Oudemanhuispoort

In April 2019, Amsterdam TV station AT5 broadcast a programme about the Oudemanhuispoort building, as part of the 'De Straten van Amsterdam’ (Streets of Amsterdam) series. If you want to see what the student accommodation looks like, watch the interview with students Willem and Mike.

Beeld interview AT5 tijdelijke studentenhuisvesting Oudemanhuispoort - video april 2019
Willem and Mike are just two of the eighty students who have been living in the new student accommodation in Oudemanhuispoort for the last few weeks. In this episode of the Streets of Amsterdam, AT5 finds out what it’s like to sleep in such close proximity to the lecture facilities. Not everyone would be happy with a room like this: Mike’s room was rejected four times before it was offered to him as number five on the list. He explains why. [Source: AT5]