Frequently asked questions about Shurgard storage units

Various types of storage units are available at every Shurgard location. We always have the right storage solution to suit your situation. If you would like to know more about Shurgard’s storage units, then read the answers to the frequently asked questions about our lockers and storage units below.

Questions about renting a storage unit

  1. How do I rent a storage unit?
  2. How much does a storage unit cost at Shurgard?

Questions about choosing a storage unit

  1. What types of storage units does Shurgard have?
  2. What is the difference between an indoor unit and an outdoor unit?
  3. How do I know what size storage unit is suitable for me?
  4. Can I move to another unit if I need more or less storage space?

Questions about the storage units

  1. What sizes of storage units are there?
  2. What is the height of the storage units?
  3. What is the temperature inside my storage unit at Shurgard?
  4. Is my storage unit well ventilated?
  5. Does my storage unit have an electricity supply?

Renting a storage unit at Shurgard

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1. How do I rent a storage unit?

There are three options for renting a storage unit at Shurgard:

  • Via this website. This is the quickest and most convenient way to rent a storage unit. First, find the branch nearest to you by entering your town/city or postcode. You can also find the closest facility in the list of all Shurgard locations in the Netherlands. Once you have chosen a location, you can choose a storage unit directly or use our handy size estimator to find the best size for you. Then enter your details to reserve the storage unit. It as quick and easy as that.
  • You can also personally come to one of our branches. Come along, have a cup of coffee and let our friendly staff assist you at the branch.
  • You can also call us on 0800-4100. Interested? Use the search function below to find a storage unit near you:


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2. How much does a storage unit cost at Shurgard?

Storage units at Shurgard vary in size, from compact lockers of 1 m3 to large units of 54 m2. There are storage units close to the lift and also units with direct access, allowing you to drive a vehicle up to the unit door. These differences mean the prices of the storage units at Shurgard also vary.

Our prices are transparent; you can find the prices of all our storage units on this website. Our store managers will always help you find a storage unit that meets your needs and budget.

Choosing a storage unit

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1. What type of storage units does Shurgard have?

Shurgard has a wide variety of storage units. Our smallest storage units are the lockers. They are securable lockers of 1 m³, ideal for storing musical instruments, a number of moving boxes, your administration or your winter tyres for example. All our other storage units are about 3 metres high and range in surface areas from 1 m² up to 54 m²!

All our storage units are dry, clean and well lit. You can also choose among ventilated units, indoor units or outdoor units that are directly accessible by vehicle.

  • Direct access: Allows you to drive a vehicle to the unit door for convenient loading and unloading.
  • Ground floor access: This unit type is located on the ground floor and is accessible without using a goods lift or stairs.
  • Upstairs access via lift: This unit type is located on an upper floor and is accessible by a goods lift or stairs.
  • Value unit: This unit type is not a standard shape (e.g. may have a sloping roof) and so is cheaper than a standard unit of the same size.

At some locations we also have special storage units for storing a motorbike, old timer or other vehicle. There are also units where you can park your car or van directly at the unit door for convenient loading and unloading.

Ask about the options at a Shurgard branch near you.


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2. What is the difference between an indoor unit and an outdoor unit?

Indoor units are protected from the outside elements and are located along broad hallways (and lifts in multi-story facilities).

Outdoor units are located on the ground floor and offer you the convenience of being able to drive up to the unit door.


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3. How do I know what size storage unit is suitable for me?

There are two ways to determine the size of storage space you need:

  • Use our online size estimator. Here you can indicate which items you want to store and the estimator will calculate personalised advice for you. You can then select the unit size and find a branch near you.
  • You can also contact one of our staff and they will help you determine the suitable storage size. You can call our service desk on 0800-4100 or call a branch in your area. Of course you are always welcome to come to one of our facilities in person.

People often require less space than they initially estimate, which means you could rent a smaller, therefore cheaper storage unit!


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4. Can I move to another unit if I need more or less storage space?

If your requirements change, you’re welcome to move to a bigger or smaller unit at any time. There are no transfer costs at Shurgard. This can be easily arranged with one of our staff at the branch.

About the storage units

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1. What size of storage units are there?

Shurgard storage units range from 1 m² to 54 m².


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2. What is the height of the storage units?

All our storage units are approximately 3 metres high, except for the lockers.


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3. What is the temperature inside my storage unit at Shurgard?

The temperature in your storage unit at Shurgard depends on the location of the branch. Ask at your facility if you have any specific questions or requirements. There is adequate ventilation and over 80% of the units are heated. Your items are always kept in optimal conditions. There is no chance of freezing at Shurgard!


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4. Is my storage unit well ventilated?

Shurgard offers a range of storage units, including units with heating and good ventilation.


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5. Does my storage unit have an electricity supply?

When you rent a motorbike unit you have the option of renting a unit with an electricity supply, which you can use for a trickle charger, for example.

The following steps

Tips for storing your belongings

Read our practical tips for storing your belongings in our storage units quickly and efficiently.

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