Nieuws - 1 april 2011

40 rooms above Albert Heijn for students

The university will rent more than forty rooms at Stadsbrink (above Albert Heijn supermarket) to foreign students.

These rooms - which served as offices in the past - have been unoccupied for many years. Van Herk Groep, the owner of the property, has applied for a permit to convert these into housing units. The university will lease these rooms, which would be ready in summer.
In addition, estate agent Jeltes ten Hoor has fifteen rooms to rent to students above its office at Plantsoen. These rooms are expected to be ready in April or May. The estate agent leases these units to Room Rent Wageningen which sublets them to foreign students. The rooms will be furnished and each 16 to 20 square metres big.  
Earlier on, the university rented a building in a former barracks area in Ede to be converted into more than a hundred student housing units. Wageningen University will very soon have about four hundred more rooms to accommodate foreign students, whose sharp increase in numbers in the last few years has led to the current room shortage.