Join the community of Startmotor
Startmotor offers all-in rental apartments for starters between the ages of 18 and 27. The apartments are in an appealing and comfortable building, close to Rotterdam’s completely renovated Zuidplein.
At Startmotor all-in really means all-in. The apartments are completely finished, boasting a new kitchen, bathroom, floor and wall covering. Two different types of homes are available: cosy studios starting at approximately 24m2, and two-room apartments. If you qualify for housing allowance you could live here from just €695 per month, without additional monthly costs. If you’d like to know the breakdown of the rent, click here (in Dutch).
Startmotor is more than just a building. And what it represents is also more than just living. Startmotor is a community, a way of life. Not anonymous, but connected. With your own studio as a base, a world of possibilities, activities and contacts will be open to you. Startmotor wants to give you, as a young starter in Rotterdam, a nice place to start living and the space to allow your talents and potential to develop.
The communal areas on each floor of Startmotor are as appealing as they are well-equipped. Each of these Community Spaces has its own theme. The themes include Gaming (online and offline), Sports, Dining, Cinema, Rest, Meeting and Working. Furthermore, a place in the bicycle shed is reserved for every apartment and it’s also possible to rent storage space and/or a parking space.
Startmotor is within walking distance of Zuidplein, right in the middle of Hart van Zuid. This district of Rotterdam – which includes the Ahoy stadium and the Zuidplein shopping centre – will undergo a large-scale transformation into one of the most attractive living, working and entertainment areas in the city. And you’ll be living right in the middle of it all. To get you in the mood, we’ve already checked out a few hotspots for you here (in Dutch).
To rent in Startmotor you must meet the following requirements:
- You must be between 18 up to and including 27;
- You must be in work, or an entrepreneur;
- Your income must be high enough (more than €1,750 per month);
- You must be single (co-habiting is only possible in the larger apartments);
- You must be prepared to contribute to the Startmotor community. For example, by participating in a residents’ committee or helping the community in another way.
If you meet all these requirements, you can apply for a rental apartment via the home finder (in Dutch). Just select a view in the home finder (either North or South), choose a floor and then click on a home for the relevant details.
If you find a home that’s exactly what you are looking for, select it in the in the home finder and click ‘Apply’ at the top left. To get an even better impression of the different homes, this is also where you can view the floor plans per type.