Expat Guide to Living in Amsterdam
Whether you're already living in Amsterdam or preparing to move to Amsterdam, our Expat Guide to Living in Netherlands offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Amsterdam. For answers to specific questions, visit our Netherlands Forum to talk with expats in Amsterdam.
Expats in the tech sector of Amsterdam benefit from its famously open society that encourages tech development - both in larger companies and start ups. Find out more about this hot European tech hub.
Amsterdam is a beautiful city with historic canals, incredible museums and a thriving cafe and nightlife scene. For those expats fortunate enough to move to Amsterdam, it can be an amazing place to live. Expat Exchange members in Amsterdam share their tips for living in Amsterdam and surrounding, commutable cities such as Amstelveen, Hilversum, Utrecht, The Hague and Rotterdam.
Lucas Heckenbucker offers an overview of Amsterdam's neighborhoods - Old City Centre, Jordaan, Old South, The Pijp and The Westerpark.
Amsterdam is a small city with a lot of people living in it. This makes it energetic and interesting but it also means accommodation costs are high. Some areas are less expensive then others and depending on your needs and/or wants you may choose to live further away from the city centre and pay less for more space.
More Culture Shock Reports for AmsterdamCulture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Amsterdam handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Amsterdam:
Living Overseas Report
What are people's priorities in Amsterdam - work? family? socializing? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Help other expats and people moving to Amsterdam by filling out our Living Overseas Report.Submit a Living Overseas Report
More Moving to Amsterdam Reports
What should you take with you when you move to Amsterdam? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Amsterdam? Below are some of the responses from expats in Amsterdam:
Submit an International School Review
Reviews of Schools in Amsterdam
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Amsterdam. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Amsterdam:
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Amsterdam. If you are already living in Amsterdam, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Amsterdam by filling out our Overseas Retirement report.Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Having a Baby Abroad Report
How did expats choose their doctors, midwives, hospitals? What is childbirth like in Amsterdam? Help other expats who are preparing to have a baby in Amsterdam by filling out our Having a Baby Abroad Report.Submit a Having a Baby Abroad Report
Working Abroad Report
What's it like to find a job in Amsterdam? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Amsterdam? Help others following in your footsteps by filling out our Working Abroad Report.Submit a Working Abroad Report
Amsterdam's housing market is hot! Learn about several of this beautiful city's popular expat neighborhoods and housing options that they offer.