Housing for International Students in the Netherlands

Arrival in the Netherlands

Arrival and pick up arrangements can only be made if you arrive during office hours (9:00 - 17:00), so please arrange your flight/arrival on a working day (Monday - Friday) and make sure you arrive before 16:00 at the latest at Schiphol airport.

Please inform us with your exact date and time of arrival. We would like to be informed at least one week in advance so we can inform you about your pick up arrangement and prepare your room.

If you arranged housing via Saxion, you can submit your arrival information via the arrival form below.

There is a free pick-up service available that brings students from Schiphol Airport to the city where you will live. Upon your arrival at Schiphol airport, Saxion students (buddies) will welcome you and accompany you to the Saxion-bus. This bus will take you to your accommodation, where you will be met by the caretaker who will help you to get settled. 
Saxion offers this free pick-up service from Schiphol on days mentioned in the table below: 


Room availability 

Bus pick-up date 

  • Preparatory course Deventer 

Per 15 January 

Thursday 23 January: departure 2PM 

  • International Business School 

  • Teacher Training 


Per 30 January 

Thursday 30 January: 
departure 2PM 

  • Creative Technology 

Per 4 February between 2 – 5PM * 


  • Other schools 

Between 6 – 15 February* 

Thursday 6 February:  
departure 2PM 

We strongly suggest that you take the Saxion bus on the date suggested above. 

* We can guarantee that you room will be available from 15 February onwards. Since your programme will start before this date, we will do our utmost to make the necessary arrangements in case you arrive before 15 February. In case it is not possible to enter the accommodation from your arrival date you might need to arrange a hotel or temporary accommodation at you own expenses. 

If it is not possible for you to arrive on one of the dates mentioned above, you can find more arrival information below.

Travel to Saxion by train

You will arrive at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam and from this airport you need to take the direct intercity train to Deventer and Enschede. This train leaves one time per hour.

The journey to Deventer will take approx. 1½ hours. The journey to Enschede will take approx. 2 hours and 10 minutes.

For more information, please check the NS' website.

You need to buy a single use chip card at one of the yellow ticket machines with the blue sign and white NS logo across or at the NS Tickets & Service desks. A 2nd class ticket for the train is around € 20,- for Deventer and for Enschede it is around € 25,-.

Please remember to check in before getting into the train and check out. To check-in hold the card once against the NS card reader before entering the platform.

On successful check-in a green light flashes accompanied by a single beeping sound. The card reader displays "Goede reis" (“have a good trip”).

We arrange the pick-up service from the Railway station in Deventer and Enschede, which means that the journey from the airport to the Railway station is for your own expenses.

Travel to Saxion from Eindhoven Airport by Flixbus

For students travelling from Eindhoven Airport: check out travelling by Flixbus. The Flixbus offers a cheap way of travelling. The price for travelling from Eindhoven to Enschede by Flixbus is from  €5,-. The Flixbus doesn’t stop in Deventer.

Mind that the nearest stop is in the city center of Eindhoven, not at the Airport itself. From the Airport you can take the bus to the railway station, this takes about 20 minutes. From the railway station you can walk to the stop of the Flixbus.