Maastricht is a safe yet vibrant city in the Netherlands. Characterized by its small scale and many foreign students, it is a student city in which you will feel welcome easily.
Unlike the UK, where nearly all first year students are housed in University-managed residences, Maastricht students generally organize their own housing. This means that you must be prepared to find a place to live a month or so before you actually arrive in the city. Even though students make up 20% of the population, it is not all that difficult to find good accommodation in Maastricht. Most students live in the centre of the city and all live within cycling distance of the university’s various facilities and buildings. In contrast to many other student cities in the Netherlands, Maastricht does not have long waiting lists for student housing. Nevertheless, it is a good idea to start searching early. Maastricht University provides a variety of resources to help you in your search.
Your search for a suitable accommodation should begin at www.Maastrichthousing.com. Their aim is to help students of Maastricht University find their way quickly in their search for accommodation. The housing on offer at Maastrichthousing.com is meant for the students, staff and guests of Maastricht’s institutions of higher learning only. Maastricht Housing offers mainly unfurnished rooms and studios. Most rooms have shared facilities (kitchen and/or bathroom). A registration fee is required, but no further mediation costs are charged.
See more at: http://www.maastrichtuniversity.nl/web/Main/ProspectiveStudents/BachelorsProgrammes/Housing1.htm