Categorie: Terms and conditions


Your rental contract starts on the day you move in. This can be any day if it is a business day, since we only work business days and hours.
If you sign a contract for a room on the College Campus the first twelve months are fixed. After these initial twelve months  you can terminate the contract. You can terminate the contract with a one month notice. We as a lessor also have the possibility to do so, but we have a three-month notice period.



The deposit for a room at the College Campus Meppel is twice the monthly rent. Once you have terminated your contract and we have completed the Check-out and your room is left in its original state, we will inform our administration that the deposit can be refunded to you. If there are any damages to the room or unpaid rent, these costs will be taken out of your deposit. The refunding process of the deposit can take up to 8 or 10 weeks.

Monthly rent payment

Monthly rent Payment:

For the payment of the rent we use a direct debit, this will take place monthly around the 27th. Once you have moved to Meppel, you must register to get your social security number (BSN Number). You must apply for a Dutch bank account with this number to use this method. We cannot use a foreign bank account for direct debit. Please note that you should arrange this as soon as possible. Students in the Netherlands can usually get a free bank account.

We know it will take a few weeks to receive your social security number (BSN number). Up until then you need to pay the rent manually. The payment of the rent must be made before the end of the month for the following month. So, for example, the rent for February must be paid at the end of January. We do not send out any invoices for the rent, if needed you can ask for one. In your contract you can find the amount that needs to be paid.

Payment details Landlord:

Watersteeg BV

Postbus 172

8000 AD Zwolle

Bank account:  NL 12 RABO 0304 13 68 40 in the name of:  Watersteeg BV


Please mention with your payment your room number and full name of student.

Service costs

Our rental prices include a € 195,70,- service fee. These service fees consist:

  • Waste removal
  • Green space maintenance
  • Paying for a caretaker
  • Cleaning general spaces (please check the house rules about the cleaning task)
  • Utilities (heating, water and electricity)
  • Facilities (theatre, entertainment spaces, bike shed etc.)
  • Internet
  • Furniture


Rules are not always fun, but they are essential. We would like to ensure that we all keep the Campus fun and liveable. You live with a maximum of 80 fellow students in the Campus building. And not everyone has the same rhythm and habits. That’s ok, but we come a long way with respect for each other and other cultures. So take each other into account and talk to each other if you experience differences of opinion and/or inconvenience. Stick to the mutual agreements made and the rules of the College Campus and NHL Stenden has. If you are unable to reach a mutual agreement or if you notice serious inconvenience from fellow students, please notify us asap.

General house rules:

  • In case of non-compliance with these house rules or causing nuisance in whatever form, we work with a warning system. We will contact you after reporting or detecting a violation and of course initiate the conversation. However, if necessary, an official warning will be issued and with 2 warnings we will terminate the rental contract. In addition, a fine can also be imposed on one person, or entire or partial departments of the Campus following violation of the rules or non-compliance with the cleaning agreements that have been made, as a result of which the College Campus has had to incur additional costs. Such as blockages in the toilet/sewerage, extra cleaning and/or repairs.
  • The entire site is non-smoking. It is also forbidden to smoke in your own room in any form.
  • The use of drugs in and around the building is prohibited.
  • It is prohibited to enter the emergency balconies outside of an emergency situation. This is an escape route and must be free at all times.
  • Keep the escape routes/fire doors on the floors and ground floor clear at all times.
  • Use normal manners and respect everyone present on the Campus. Bullying is not tolerated in any form. Nobody should feel unsafe in their own living environment.


View all house rules

Registration Meppel City

All international students need to register in the municipality of the city they study in within five days of arrival. You have to do this at the city hall. We recommend you arrange this as soon as possible as you will then be given a social security number. You will need this for official paperwork like opening a Dutch bank account. Note: you need to get an additional form from the City Hall to open a bank account. Remember, it can take up to 3 weeks to receive your BSN number.

You can get more information on the BSN on this website.

Please bring copies (you will need to hand them in) and show the originals of the following documents:

  • Passport or ID card
  • Rental contract of your student room/house
  • Original birth certificate with the official translation (if it’s not in Dutch or English)
  • NHL Stenden letter of admission (received by email during the application process)

To register yourself in Meppel, you can go to the town hall in Meppel. Check the opening times and/or make an appointment online on