Student Nuisance in Kralingen

Living together in Kralingen

Kralingen is a fantastic area to live, study and relax. Many people live close together in harmony here. Unfortunately, there is also a lot of nuisance, including loud music, shouting in the streets and gardens, litter and bikes or shared scooters blocking the pavement.

STOK, a residents’ initiative to reduce student nuisance was set up in 2021, and the Rotterdam municipality and various neighbourhood parties drew up a plan of action to address student nuisance. Residential nuisance is tackled using the ‘traffic light model’. The more nuisance a property causes, the more severe the measures. Did you know the APV states that it must be quiet after 22:00 and that there is a ban on alcohol on the streets in parts of the neighbourhood?

The municipal authorities made a special appeal to students. Read the letter ‘Keep calm & enjoy student life’ from June 2023. (See letter bottom of page)

It is important to report acute nuisance both to the police (via 0900-8844) and the municipal authorities (via, among others).

There is a student nuisance consultation hour once a month on Wednesdays from 15:00 to 17:00 at the Wijkhub, Slaak 14, Rotterdam. More information via:

For more info about the approach ‘Living Together in Kralingen’, visit

If you experience nuisance and cannot solve it with your neighbours, see the list below to find out what nuisance you can report where.

Emergencies or suspicious situations: 112

Nuisance or suspicious situations: 0900 – 8844 (general number for the police)

Report anonymously: 0800 – 7000 (Report Crime Anonymously)

Residential nuisance: 14 010 or (with DigiD) or via the VeiligR app

Advice on residential nuisance/neighbourhood mediation: 0883 – 777 666 (Mon-Fri 13:00-17:00)

Nuisance in outdoor areas such as rubbish, sewers, paving, shared bikes, scooters, broken lights … 14 010 or

or simply via the MeldR app

Illegal use of a building, such as illegal room rental: 14 010 or

Over-occupancy: (Urban Management Enforcement)

Nuisance from events, companies or societies/clubs: 0888 – 333 555 DCMR

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