Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag

Studying at the Royal Conservatoire in The Hague means studying at the oldest conservatoire in The Netherlands. It means studying at a music and dance institute that for decades has stood for the highest quality where internationally renowned musicians and (ex) dancers teach, and where tradition and craft are intertwined with experiment and innovation.


Majors available

All disciplines including Recording Arts & Science




(Fall): end August - December
(Spring): January - June



Places available

1 per year

Housing & Health Insurance

Living and studying in Holland costs between € 800 and € 1,100 a month, with an average room costing somewhere between € 300 to € 600 a month.

Health insurance prices are very different, but usually around € 100 per month. It is also possible for some international students to receive zorgtoeslag, which is health insurance allowance to help with the costs of Dutch health insurance.


In The Hague you have a lot of different supermarkets where you can do your groceries. Aldi, Jumbo, Lidl and Albert Heijn are the biggest supermarkets, Albert Heijn and Jumbo are the most expensive once, but Aldi and Lidl are the supermarkets where you can find food products for a good price.

If you are really on a tight budget, then you can go the The Hague Market (in Dutch: De Haagsche Markt). It is the biggest open roof food market in Europe. This market is open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:00 till 17:00 hrs. Bread, cheese, fruits, vegetables, meat, fish, flowers, clothes, you can find here anything for a cheap price. This food market is a great choice and a popular destination for students living in The Hague. Just buying food at the Haagse Markt and cooking your own food, costs around 30 euros per month.


Dutch people love to use their bike to go from A to B. When you arrive in The Hague, you should think about to buy a bicycle. On the long term this transport will be much cheaper than if you will use the public transport in The Hague. If you would travel by tram or bus you will have to pay for a single ticket (uurnetkaart) about 3.50 euros. This ticket is only valid for 1 hour. If you want to travel in The Hague for 1 whole day, a individual day pass for public transport will cost 6.50 euros. But this will be so expensive if you will travel by bus or tram every day. We recommend you to buy an anonymous OV-chipkaart. The OV-chipkaart is the payment method for public transport in the Netherlands. With an OV-chipkaart, you do not need individual tickets any more. You simply upload credit onto the card (in Euro).