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by smilaxxx Online Now Aug 14, 2007 at 6:03 AM

Hello everybody!

We are two girls from Lithuania now going to study for our Masters in Tilburg...We just came to Tilburg and now we are quite desperate in searching for a place to rent! Maybe any of you knows some cheap place for rent or some people that are looking for flatmates?

Thanks a lot for any advice!!!!

Simona and Rasa

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    Re: Housing in Tilburg

    by ATLC Online Now Aug 14, 2007 at 4:28 PM

    You might also want to try nearby Breda. A very nice city and only a 13 minute train ride from Tilburg.

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    Re: Housing in Tilburg

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Aug 14, 2007 at 10:36 PM

    According to my newspaper (which published an article about the housing situation in the Dutch student towns) Tilburg has a waiting list of 2 months.
    I expect some present room offers may be overpriced or "bad" housing.

    PJ

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    Re: Housing in Tilburg

    by catnl Online Now Aug 14, 2007 at 11:29 PM

    will be very difficult 14 months waitingtime... but maybe try the regional newspaper: brabants Dagblad r :
    woningen.tweedehands.net/te-...

    you could try eindhoven as well its 30 min by train but very good connection every 15 min
    good luck Carin

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    Re: Housing in Tilburg

    by ATLC Online Now Aug 14, 2007 at 11:39 PM

    Ah, but Eindhoven has a university as well. Doesn't it have the same housing problem, cat?
    happy day!

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  • Re: Housing in Tilburg

    by smilaxxx Online Now Aug 15, 2007 at 7:17 AM

    Thank you all for answering! We still don't have the place, but we're trying all these rent websites, we sent reactions in kamernet.nl and put our own advertisments in University. I hope it will work ( we're just the third day in Tilburg, so I understand that we don't get the results that fast )
    And maybe any of you know any antikraak places in Tilburg? I heard it's a cheap option for rent, but we didn't find anything in Tilburg...

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    Re: Housing in Tilburg

    by ATLC Online Now Aug 15, 2007 at 8:04 AM

    Via the university website (uvt.nl/univers/nieuws/0405/0... there is info about antikraak.
    In short this is what it says:
    You can call the town council: Meldpunt Vastgoedbeheer (Tel. 013-5408356) and have yourself be put on a waiting list.
    Or contact housing corporations (woningcoöperaties) named Tiwos and Wonen Breburg in Tilburg.
    www.tiwos.nl and www.wonenbreburg.nl/

    If they get you a place, be aware of some downsides: the waiting list is about 200 and it takes about 2 years to get a home assigned. No home maintenance and they may give you only a month notice if they need the building again.
    Upsides: only 113.45 euro rent per month, no registration costs.

    Another tip: ask the town council for temporary living space in the Spoorzone area (center). You will pay normal rent rates but you'll have a longer guarantee that you can live there.

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    Re: Housing in Tilburg

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Aug 15, 2007 at 8:53 AM

    antikraak see: http://www.anti-kraak.nl/ (but it's Dutch only)

    PJ

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    Re: Housing in Tilburg

    by ATLC Online Now Aug 15, 2007 at 9:02 AM

    Exactly why I did a quick translation of the Tilburg University newsletter page!

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    Re: Housing in Tilburg

    by pieter_jan_v Online Now Aug 15, 2007 at 9:13 AM

    Antikraak intake requirements:

    Age: 18 years minimal
    No kids
    No pets
    Valid Dutch passport
    Talking and writing Dutch
    Insurance for domestic accidents
    Minimal income
    Flexibel (you have to move if the owner can rent/sell the place)



    PJ

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