Student housing


The large, Gelderland student cities of Wageningen and Nimwegen are faced with a considerable shortage of rooms. Especially those who want to study in Wageningen have to take long waiting lists into account. The shortage is constantly increasing, is the expectation. One year after their enrollment, around 175 students are still on the waiting list at Idealis in Wageningen, with some 5,000 rooms being the largest student housing provider. They started studying in academic year 2017/2018, but are still without a room. “Last year we already had some students who did not have a room after a year. But not that much. Until a few years ago almost everyone had a room before 1 May. It shows that the pressure on the chamber market continues to grow, ” said spokesman Hellen Albers. In total, Idealis received 2,058 enrollments for the past academic year. “These are also students who enrolled, but were not sure of their study city.”


More difficult
The expectation is that it will be increasingly difficult to find a room in Wageningen in the coming years. The number of students at Wageningen University is now rising to around 15,000 students in 2022/2023, according to forecasts of some 12,000. There are not so many homes: Idealis expects that around 1,000 residential units will be added in that year. ,, We do what we can and have various locations. Due to the increase in the number of students, the tension between supply and demand will worsen. ” The number of students living away from home has increased considerably in recent years in Wageningen. Ten years ago, according to the latest National Student Housing Monitor, there were still about 4,700, two academic years ago 7,400. A very different effect is observed by Idealis in Ede. There the demand has just declined and the market is ‘very relaxed’. Albers: ,, As the number of students living away from home in Ede is decreasing, it is increasing in Wageningen. ”

Just as in Wageningen, there is also much more demand in the Nimwegen market than supply. Even though the pressure is according to student accommodation provider SSH&, which has around 6,400 rooms and 35 percent of the room market, ‘stable’ in recent years. Nearly all first-year students who enrolled before the start of their studies had a room in May or June, says manager Vincent Buitenhuis. ,, Students who have to travel for a long time and therefore get priority, have a room for Christmas. Those who live closer always at the end of the first year. ” The accommodation provider has about 2,000 to 2,500 homes available every year from the 6,400 rooms in Nimwegen. More than 3,000 students register annually with the accommodation provider. “Many students find something on the private market.”


Second-year students
According to Buitenhuis, a new problem forms students who only go to rooms in their second year. “There are more and more. The problem is that they are not allowed to use our priority rules. First-year students and students with travel urgency go ahead, which puts second-year students in trouble and has to wait longer. That can take two years. We look at what to do with the rules. ” In Arnhem, pressure on the chamber market is in balance, according to the latest figures from the National Student Housing Monitor. Only 6,000 students live in rooms there, compared with around 19,000 in Nimwegen. The SSH&, which owns nearly 10 percent of the market, sees an increase in demand. Buitenhuis: ,, That is why we are going to build 140 units so that we will have 600 rooms in the future. The fact that students quickly find a room also comes from the many private providers. ”

Note: SSH& used to be SSHN, meaning: Society Student Housing Nimwegen.


Global hummus shortage as prices soar by a third

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A global chickpea shortage has caused the price of a tub of hummus to soar by almost 30 per cent, according to experts. The Grocer found that the price of the average tub of hummus rose over a year from £1.14 in January 2017 to £1.47. This is a price increase of 33p, which is 29 per cent. Some hummus manufacturers have blamed supermarkets for the price rise. The price of a 250g tub of Me Too! hummus has gone up by 12p, and 19p for a 500g pot. Brand founder Ramon Hazan explained: “We have a quality product which we believe is worth paying more for. However, we do need to strike a balance which ensures we are competitively priced and makes us accessible to as many consumers as possible. “We would not want to lose customers as a result of retail price inflation.” Tasneem Backhouse, joint managing director at EHL Ingredients, told The Grocer: “‘Chickpea prices increased during 2017 and remain high. “Demand is strong from every market and currently there isn’t enough supply to go around. This is driven by poor crops in some of the main producing origin nations over the past 12 months.” This comes after last year’s UK hummus crisis, in which a factory default resulted in “fizzy, metallic-tasting” spread which had to be pulled from shelves.

Student housing

Rapid increase in number of rooms for students in Nijmegen


The growth of the number of rooms in private houses in Nijmegen seems to be no end. Since 2014, 111 licenses issued to convert a ‘normal’ house to a building with at least five rooms that are rented. This means that there is certainly an increase of 555 rooms from private pawnshop owners over the past three years.

Conversion into student rooms
This mainly takes place in Nijmegen East, central and Nijmegen West. According to figures from the Environment Department Region Nijmegen (ODRN), formerly Building and Housing Supervision. This year, even has the largest addition of merde relocated houses since 2014 (45 properties).

The figures are surprising. In the political debate in recent weeks about tackling nuisance room rentals suggested several council groups that the growth in the number of room properties decreases in the city. Nijmegen example would be more than enough room for students. Of housing shortage among them would not be any more, stated inter alia SP councilor Bart van Berkel. Especially because the large student housing SSH and in the last five years in Nijmegen more than 1,500 new rooms built in several large complexes.


Building Explosion in Nijmegen, 1,000 new homes in 2016


After a brisk dip in recent years there is now a big revival of construction activities Nijmegen. The dozens of cranes are not to be missed. 2016 looks good for the delivery of 1,000 new homes.

  • Waalfront West and most of the construction is achieved in Waalsprong.
  • In East, the former Marguerite Terrain, erected many homes.
  • The Genestet avenue in Willem Quarter is working on 228 apartments for single households.
  • The downtown area gets live above shops a boost. Also at industrial sites are being built.
  • The Novio Tech Campus rises a factory.
  • West is the hotel Nimma almost ready.
  • Bell Construction is working on a new business complex at the bridge “The Crossing”.
  • In the center is transformed into the old V & D complex. TopShelf department store opened here.
  • The university has just completed the dentistry clinic. The Radboud Hospital is also working elsewhere to considerable innovations of clinics.


Building Fees
The municipality sees the revival of construction activities back into the incoming building permit fees associated with the issuance of building permits. Nijmegen held beginning this year account of a dramatic year. A substantial drawback was expected on the fees, a decrease of possible 8 tons. Mainly due to less construction activity following the completion of the works in and around the secondary channel. Nijmegen may report mid November, rising from construction fee income substantially. This can lead to a benefit of € 800,000.

a1In the coming years Nijmegen accelerates building houses. At the end of 2018, the municipality wants to approximately 500 residents drop temporary houses with low rent. The pressure on housing in Nijmegen increased dramatically with the advent of legally admitted asylum seekers. Moreover, the temporary housing available for all house hunters in Nijmegen.


The city of Nijmegen has 7 sites for temporary housing selected. These locations are spread throughout the Waalsprong, East Nijmegen, Nijmegen West, Nijmegen middle. The 1st houses come Zuiderveld in Waalsprong and on-site Smit Wire to Groenestraat.