In order to apply for accommodation, I have read that (which may not be completely true) this sequence of actions should be taken:
- Register with an RNI municipality in the Netherlands
- Receive a BSN number from the registration
- Create a Dutch bank account with the BSN
- Sign a contract with the landlord, specifying the bank account for future payments
I also read that BRP registration is required at some point. Could you give me clarification on how an international student should move to the Netherlands registration-wise and is visiting the country beforehand necessary?
PS I realize that my question is very similar to this one but I wanted to know for certain what the case for student housing is.