Are you interested in living at Startblok? Do you want to live with Dutch youngsters and status holders and contribute to a community to build a future together? Depending on your situation, you can apply in several different ways. Please take note that in order to build a successful community we carefully select each tenant.

  • Status holders who received an invitation for this project need to be selected by the COA and the Municipality of Amsterdam.
  • Status holders staying at the AZC in Amsterdam or anywhere else in the Netherlands without an invitation have to get selected by the Municipality of Amsterdam. At the moment their waiting list is full and is it unfortunately not possible to subscribe to their list. When the waiting list will be available again, it will appear on this page.
  • Status holders that already have a residence in the Netherlands (not in the AZC) can apply by subscribing to the waiting list, just like the young people from the Netherlands.
  • Are you from abroad and staying in the Netherlands for work or study activities? You can also subscribe to our waiting list and follow the same procedure as young people from the Netherlands.*

* Please note that the main goal of Startblok is to build a community, so the duration of your stay is of importance when we make selections. When your stay is only for a short period of time, we believe this might not be best for the social cohesion and continuity of the project.

Interested in living at Startblok?

Step one

Check whether you can apply to live in Startblok Riekerhaven

  • You are at least 18 years old, and no older than 27
  • You are socially involved and the concept of Startblok excites you!
  • You are either studying or working and can prove that you are not earning more than € 38.035 a year before taxes.

Step 2

If you haven’t done so yet, register to Woningnet.

Stap 3

When we are looking for new residents at Startblok Riekerhaven an advertisement will be listed on Woningnet. Register to this advertisement and we will send you an invitation to one of our mandatory information meetings!

Step 4

At the information meeting we will tell you everything about the concept of Startblok Riekerhaven. We will also give you a tour of the terrain, show you one of the houses, and you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you might still have.

Step 5

Do you think you’d enjoy living at Startblok after we’ve told you all about the project? Great! After you have attended the information meeting we will ask you to fill in a form with some questions about your motivation. This way you can tell us why exactly you’d like to live at Startblok.

We will select the new residents based on these motivations.

Step 6

Within a short period of time, we will let you know whether you are selected to live at Startblok Riekerhaven. We’ll add your name to our waiting list and as soon as there is a place available, we will tell you when you can move in!

Step 7

If you are selected, we will need you to send us some documents, like a testimony about your income. We will tell you all the exact details when you get selected. After you give us the information we need, we will invite you to sign your contract and to come pick up the keys to your brand new home!

Step 8

We will provide you with all the information you need to sign your contract online. Our administration manager will help you through the steps. When all the formalities of the contract are finished we’ll invite you to come pick up your keys. You’ll get some more information about practical matters at Riekerhaven and we’ll show you to your new home.

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