If you’re looking for somewhere to stay in Rotterdam that lets you live like a local while avoiding the costs of a hotel, then a short-term furnished rental could be for you.
Situated in the Dutch province of South Holland, the bustling port city exudes a youthful dynamism that has helped draw large numbers here to come and live and work. As the nation’s second-largest city after Amsterdam, residential houses and apartments are in plentiful supply, with a number of furnished properties available for short-term rent. If you’re looking for expat rentals in Rotterdam with no long-term tie-ins, here are three online resources to help you.
Homelike offer a wide choice of monthly rentals in both private apartments and coliving spaces for a month or longer. They pledge to verify all of their hosts to ensure a safe and secure booking platform used by thousands of customers from around the world. When we conducted a search, we found 63 apartments available in Rotterdam, with prices starting at €1,525 per month for a studio property in the city centre. One major bonus of using Homelike is that they offer flexible check-in and check-out dates, which enables guests to change their plans up to the last minute.
World renowned as a hotel booking platform, Booking.com also features an impressive choice of apartments that are available for short-term lets of a week or less. When we conducted a search for short-term rentals in Rotterdam over several dates, we found a large assortment of available properties located in all areas of the city, with prices starting at €413 per week for a one-bed apartment in the Stadsdriehoek district in Rotterdam’s city centre. All bookings on the platform also come with a Best Price Guarantee and there’s also a comprehensive reviews section featuring feedback from previous guests on all listed properties.
With around 10 Rotterdam apartments on their books, Spotahome has a limited but enticing selection of furnished apartments for rent across Rotterdam and into the suburbs. Based on our searches, monthly rates start at €1,100 for a studio apartment in the city’s Liskwartier district near to the canal. It’s worth mentioning that prices on Homelike can drop by as much as 7% if the apartment is rented out for a period of 6 months or longer. On the other hand, Spotahome do add administration fees to the advertised price, so be sure to check these before booking to avoid any nasty surprises.