Moving to Amsterdam

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By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on Sep 24, 2021

Summary: Moving to Amsterdam, Netherlands: Expats, retirees and digital nomads talk about everything you need to know before moving to Amsterdam.

What do I need to know before moving to Amsterdam?

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Amsterdam, they said:

"Always get in touch with a Real Estate broker who knows the market. It is worth the commission. Some of them do not even charge commission when you rent one of their own listings. NVM brokers work this way. There is a realy good expat housing website called www.pararius.nl it gives housing information in six languages and has a really nice google mapping system so you know whre to look and to find what kind of rhome rentals," said another expat in Amsterdam.

"Get in touch with df-amsterdam. they are great. I would be back at home if it wasn't for them (no kidding) ask them about me, or mail me () for their details," added another expat who made the move to Amsterdam.

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How do I find a place to live in Amsterdam?

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We asked expats how they chose their neighborhood and found a place to live. They answered:

"Only way to do it, df-amsterdam, excellent and friendly friendly people. They don't charge you for every silly question you have," remarked another expat who made the move to Amsterdam.

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What is a typical expat home or apartment like in Amsterdam?

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"I live in a lovely canal house in Amsterdam. Most of my colleagues live in Amsterdam Oud Zuid thought. I prefer to be living in the centre since I have no car any way," said another expat in Amsterdam.

What is the average cost of housing in Amsterdam?

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If you are thinking about moving to Amsterdam, cost of living in probably a key consideration. Expats commented about the cost of housing:

"My housing costs are much higher. I pay around 1800 each month now agains around 800 US in Austin," said another expat in Amsterdam.

What should I pack when moving to Amsterdam?

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We asked people living in Amsterdam to list three things they wish they had brought and three they wish they had left behind. They responded:

"Brought: Golf set, Ski's and Lap Top Left: Sun Glasses, Swimming Trousers, Tanning lotion :)," commented one expat who made the move to Amsterdam.

"Wish I had brought my friends, they wouldn't believe this place, also my Starbucks coffee, and The Gap," remarked another expat in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

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Cultural Blunders

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"Probably. Perhaps many. But I've done them and have moved on. I expect I'll screw up more before I leave this place," said another expat in Amsterdam.

"In the Dutch movie theaters you MUST sit where the usher directs you. The first time I went to the movies, I just sat where I wanted and I was reprimanded in front of the whole theater! Also, you have to bag your own groceries at the supermarkets and if you aren't quick enough, the cashier will yell at you to hurry up! Luckily, the Dutch are very forgiving. If they know you are a foreigner they'll excuse your ignorant behavior," added another expat who made the move to Amsterdam.

About the Author

Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000. Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Some of Joshua's more popular articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 8 Best Places to Live in Croatia and the Living in Mexico Guide. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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