What countries are the Beneluxlanders from?

Filed under: Stories,The Building — Beneluxland @ 25 April 2011 14:25

So what country was most represented last year? Below you’ll find an overview of all available statistics from previous years.

Some floor data over all the years showing how the floors where occupied:

Hotel B924

Filed under: Stories,The Building — Beneluxland @ 29 January 2011 16:25

Hotel B924 by Janine, Julia and Valentin

Last semester Janine, Julia and Valentin, architectural students on the HU, created a plan to change the Beneluxland building into a business hotel, called Hotel B924.
Over here you can find the plans they created for the building!

Ground floor

The ground floor will be changed into a Restaurant and a big Lobby.

Current situation

New situation

Roof and wellness area

The roof will contain a pool and a bar!
There are no old plans of the roof, so an simple overview picture how it looks now:

Current situation

New situation

The 6th floor will be transformed into a wellness area

Current situation

New situation


The rooms will undergo a major makeover. There will be a toilet and shower in every room, and all the rooms will have balconies!

Current situation

New situation

Front view

SSH Room Prices

Filed under: The Building — Beneluxland @ 12 December 2010 17:31

Remember that the Beneluxlaan crew is not part of the SSH and/or Short Stay staff. We operate on a private basis!

Have you always wanted to know if you are paying much more than the tenant last semester?
Do you think you pay to much? See also this article: http://www.beneluxlaan.com/?p=12
We created an overview with the room fee from all students that participated on the test. Below you can find the results.


This page was created by data gathered from previous tenants. Not all available data is shown due to its relevance. I would like to thank all the people who send my the contract details needed.

This page is meant to be informational about the closed business (which I definitely do not prefer) of the SSH / Short Stay. Prices on this page never guarantee that next semester or school year these prices will be used. Contact SSH / Short Stay for this.

If you are (or have been) a tenant here and would like to help completing this form, please send your name, room number, monthly room fee, school year and semester to info@beneluxlaan.com or contact us.

Service costs

In the total room fee also some service costs are ‘hidden’. It is unclear what the amount of different service costs are, but the table blow gives a good example want EVERY tenant pays per month:

Service Costs per month
Unblocking drains €0.90
Cleaning €14.88
Insurance €1.20
Tax and duty €7.03
Service maintenance €13.82
Electricity €15.94
Water €5.06
Glass fund €0.55
Garbage collection €9.00
Inventory €5.10


The heating costs are also displayed in the table below. The heating costs are included in the total room fee, so you do not pay this as an extra service.
It is unclear when it is a double room if the price are per person or per room. SSH is not giving us details about this matter.
Again, also the heating costs are part of the total room fee.

Heating €2.14 per m2

For example: A 20m2 room pays 20 * €2.14

Heating costs €43


We also keep track of some statistics we find around the way:

Beneluxlaan in colors

Filed under: The Building — Beneluxland @ 16 March 2010 15:05

Last couple of weeks the painters are busy giving every floor a ‘nice’ color!
Every floor has a different color… my question is, who picked this colors? Was white not good enough?
At least the rumors are that the elevator doors are getting a nice black color just like we painted it in the 1st floor.

6th Floor

6th Floor

5th Floor

5th Floor

4th Floor

4th Floor

3th Floor

3th Floor

2nd Floor

2nd Floor

1st Floor

1st Floor

Ground floor

Ground floor

Pictures taken 161520BMrt10

SSH Website copy (2009-01-27)

Filed under: The Building — Beneluxland @ 2 January 2010 14:38

From the original site: http://www.shortstaysolutions.nl/cm/i_am_a_tenant_-_accommodations/beneluxlaan.html

Beneluxlaan 924 A


The building

Until recently, this building where you will be staying was a nursing home. A couple of years ago SSH Utrecht converted the home into a temporary residence for Dutch students. Short Stay Solutions is now using Beneluxlaan 924 A for Short Stay housing purposes. The building is being converted to accommodate young international guests that study or work in the Netherlands. This building has 7 floors and both international guests and Dutch students are living here. When a Dutch guest leaves his/her room, Short Stay will furnish the room for an international guest.

Communal areas

There is a communal kitchen, but Dutch residents use these now as well. Therefore the fridge, microwave and electric kettle will be in your room. As soon as all the rooms are rented out to Short Stay guests the communal kitchen will be equipped for short stay students. Every floor has a at least one bathroom and toilet and these facilities are shared with other tenants on that floor

The rooms

The inventory is property of Short Stay Solutions. Please take care of these items and report anything missing or damaged. Upon arrival you have one week to report any missing items, after that period we assume everything is complete and you will be accountable. Most rooms have a wash basin. There are single rooms and shared rooms.

How to reach the Beneluxlaan

From the Central Railway Station you take the Connexxion Tram that goes to Nieuwegein or IJsselstein and get off at the “Vasco da Gamalaan”.


Bicycles can be left on the ground floor of the building in the bicycle shed. That is the only place where it is allowed to leave your bike! Short Stay Solutions will remove your bicycle if you leave it anywhere else, like in the hallway of the building. When you move out from the Beneluxlaan, make sure not to leave any bikes or wrecks of any kind.

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Parking your car

You can leave your car on the designated parking spots in front off the building. These parking spots are free and are there for everybody to use. Make sure you park your car in a proper way. Short Stay Solutions will check daily if everyone parks there car as they should.


Glass, paper and clothing can be recycled. You need to leave your household garbage in the containers which are located outside near the entrance of the building. Please leave the garbage in garbage bags and in the provided containers, not in boxes or whatsoever. The garbage will be picked up every Friday morning (except bank holidays, then usually a day later), you can put it outside as of Thursday evening 21.30. It’s prohibited to leave the garbage outside at other days, you can get a fine of € 50,- if you do that. In case you have big items to throw away, you can ring “RHD” to make an appointment 030-2866800, they collect it for free.

Cleaning and Hygiene

You are responsible for cleaning your own room and communal areas like the kitchen, shower, toilet, etc.  Do make a cleaning schedule among yourselves. The main public spaces in the building, such as the entrance hall, staircases and passages, are cleaned  by a cleaning company. They have the key to the building and will clean every week. Our staff performs regular cleaning and hygiene inspections.

Fire/emergency exits

All passages, including your floor passage, serve as an escape route in case of calamities. All passages are therefore always open to everyone. Therefore it is not allowed to store anything in the passages, corridors and hallway. Do check on the map of the building the nearest emergency exit for you. When there is a fire or a lot of smoke, always stay as low as possible since smoke goes up and get out of the building. If possible inform everybody in the building to get out of the building. Ring 112 in case of an emergency.

Rules of conduct

Beneluxlaan 924 A is a temporary home for people of many different countries with many different backgrounds and customs. Please bear this in mind during your stay. Keep the radio/music volume down and avoid disturbing others in any way. Passages must be kept clear, free of objects. In the passages and other communal area’s of the building it needs to be quiet between 22.00-07.00 o’clock.

Telephone and internet

There is no phone connection. There is an internet room on the ground floor with 10 internet outlets especially for Short Stay guests. Every guest will receive a key for this room. You need to bring your own laptop computer and a cable to connect your computer to the oulet.


Downstairs past the bicycle storage is a laundry room. There is no dryer, you have a clothing rack in your room. After the cycle is ready, please wait a minute till the machine unlocks the door. The front door key will also open the laundry room.