Where is the complex?
SSH&'s eye catcher in Arnhem is student flat Helix. This 18-storey tower, previously used by the Rijkswaterstaat, was converted from an office tower to a residential tower. The Helix complex is located in the Presikhaaf district. This complex is opened in 2017. Helix is near shopping centre and train station Presikhaaf and the HAN-campus. By bike you are in the city centre within ten minutes. Van Hall Larenstein and ROC's RijnIJssel and A12 are around the corner.
The complex excels in durability and comfort. Helix has got energylabel A. It runs on district heating and there are solar panels on the roof.
What kind of rooms are there?
The complex has a total of 294 rooms. There are 144 independent single apartments. All apartments feature with their own kitchen and bathroom. The dimensions are between 20 m2 and 26 m2. The view from each room is just a bit different from that of the next.
There are also rooms where you will be sharing the bathroom and toilet with six people in the same wing. These remaining 150 units with shared facilities are occupied by international students from the HAN University of Applied Sciences. Please check the website Book Your Room for more information.
What kind of amenities are there?
The independent rooms are located on floor 10 up to 18 (don’t worry, there are elevators!). Independent means that every rooms has it’s own kitchen, bathroom and toilet. On every floor, a washing machine an dryer are provided for shared use. There is a big bicycle storage area on the ground floor. On the first floor, you have got your own storage room.
The rooms are provided with fiberglass wallpaper on the walls and vinyl on the floors. We will also hang a curtain rod for your convenience. The kitchen is equipped with an electric hob, a cooking hood and a refrigerator. There is room for your own microwave oven, freezer or dish washer. In the bathroom you'll find a shower, a washbasin with a plank and the toilet. Moreover, you'll have your own intercom system with video. And, of course, there is wifi and a tv connection. The windows can open for ventilation, but only in the tilting position.
Take a look at the room changes guide to see what is and what is not permitted in your apartment. You can check this guide in the web app ASK SIMON!.
Is there a lift?
Yes, there are two lifts.
I have a car. Can I park at this complex?
Yes, you can park your car for free at the complex.
What will I pay for a room?
Are you curious about what you will be paying each month? Please view our housing selection.
The independent rooms in Helix all have the same rent. The basic rent is € 398,-. The additional service costs are € 105,25. The total rent is € 503,25. For that view...
You can check Toeslagen if you can apply for rent benifit (only possible for the self-contained units and not possible for the 150 rooms for international short stay students).
International students can have a look on the website Book Your Room for prices. Rent benefit is not possible.
By the way, unique in Arnhem, is that you can rent a Swapfiets when you live in Helix. You can't do that anywhere else in Arnhem! For a little price, you can rent a bike. When something is broken, you get a new one. Take a look at swapfiets.com for more information.
Besides complex caretakers, you will also meet customer managers at your complex. The customer managers are your first point of contact and will work with you towards creating a good living environment at your complex. They will also ensure that you are engaged in projects or other matters that are relevant for your complex. The complex caretakers will focus on the everyday maintenance of the complexes, and are the first point of contact for any companies we work with. As the managers and caretakers work closely together, they can provide you with even better service. Our page about the different offices contains information about who the customer managers and complex caretakers are at your complex. Feel free to talk to them if you have any questions!