Frequently asked questions

Find answers and general information quickly.

I am a Dutch student. Can I come live at Nano?

Nano does not discriminate – everyone can sign up for a room at Nano. However, the facilities and concept of Nano are geared towards international students.

This means that all rooms are furnished. You’re not allowed to make changes to a room. Additionally, removing or replacing the furniture is not allowed. Supplementing the furniture provided, with furniture of your own, is allowed, however!

Can I keep the furniture in storage, so I can use furniture of my own choosing?

Removing or replacing the furniture is not allowed. You may, however, supplement the furniture provided with some of your own.

How many showers and toilets are shared per floor?

We always count one shower per 8 people and one toilet per 5.

Where is Nano located and how far is Nano from Wageningen University & Research?

Nano is located on university grounds De Dreijen at Dreijenplein 4. If you have class there, it’s just a couple of minutes from your room!

The WUR main campus is 3,2 kilometers away; about 10 minutes by bike. If you want to take public transportation, a bus stop (Diedenweg) is about a five minute walk away. From there, the main campus is a 20-minute bus ride. The main mode of transportation for all students in Wageningen is by bike, however!

How is internet organized at Nano?

Each room at Nano has its own router. This router is also WiFi capable, which means you can enjoy wireless internet. If you share your room with one or more people, you also share one router.

The costs of using the internet are included in the service costs.

How long do contracts run for at Nano?

You can cancel your contract after a period of 6 months. After these months the cancellation period is 1 month, from the first of the month.

If you cancel, you’re canceling to the 1st of the next month. For example, if you cancel your contract on June 14th, your contract runs until August 1st. However, if you cancel July 1st, then your contract runs until September 1st.

What is covered by the service fees that I will pay with my monthly rent?

Included in these fees are, among other things:

  • Use of laundry machines – one per 10 residents
  • Internet – each room is equipped with a WiFi router
  • Utilities for shared spaces
  • Use of refrigerators & stoves in the shared kitchen/living room
  • Utilities for your room, including heating, water & electricity

These fees are paid in advance each month. Around June each year, the fees paid will be compared to the actual use, and any difference will be recovered from, or repaid to, the residents.

Can I get rent subsidy for a room at Nano?

No, you cannot get subsidies for rent at Nano. This is because you share facilities with others and, because of that, the rooms are not marked as independent residences.

What is the address I can use to register with the municipality, now that I have signed my lease agreement?

Please only use the first half of your address (without the room number) to register with the municipality.

For example, if your address is Dreijenplein 10A 45, then you can register with the municipality under the address Dreijenplein 10A.

Please see the following for the postal codes per address for Nano:

Tuinlaan 5B and 5C: 6703 HE Wageningen

Dreijenplein 6A, 6B, 6C & 8A, 8B, 8C & 10A, 10b, and 10C: 6703 HB Wageningen

Bomenweg 4A: 6703 HD Wageningen

I'm a new resident at Nano. What do I have to take into account when I'm moving in during the corona crisis?

Welcome! During these times somethings, like moving in, might go a little different than usual. If you don’t find the information you are looking for on this FAQ-page, you can send an e-mail the management team. You can find contact information here.

Moving in

If you need help moving in, please keep in mind that there is a visitors restriction of 3 persons. Always keep a distance of 1,5 m. Consider other residents who are moving in. Avoid crowded spaces.

Gatherings and getting to know your fellow residents

Because of the restrictions imposed by the Dutch government, gatherings are not allowed. This means that parties, hallway meetings and walk-in consultation hours will not take place until further notice. There is a visitor restriction of 3 persons, provided that you can keep a distance of at least 1,5 metre at all times. We understand you want to meet your fellow residents. Please be careful and don’t forget to keep your distance.

Measures and initiatives at Nano

We confide in the responsibility of our residents. We ask everyone to wash their hands thoroughly. Always cough or sneeze in your elbow and not on your hands. And always keep a distance of, at least, 1,5 metre from others at all times. Keeping your distance might be difficult at Nano, where there are shared common areas and utilities. We understand. However, we ask you to keep your distance as much as possible. In the building you can find posters with information about the measures you can take to protect yourself and others from the coronavirus.

There a lot of awesome initiatives at our locations. Flowers are handed out, people get groceries for their neighbors and there are spontaneous concerts. We are proud to see this. Do you also have a great idea? You can let us know by sending a message in Connect!