5 reasons to live in Amsterdam

Amsterdam, the capital city of the Netherlands is one of the most beautiful and unique destinations in the whole world. A leading example of tolerance and diversity, this famous city is not only rich in history and culture but also a great place to live in .

There are countless reasons to choose Amsterdam as your new hub, but in case you aren't convinced just yet, here are our top 5 picks why Amsterdam could be the perfect city for your new home.

#1 THE LOOKS

You can't deny it, and neither can we. Amsterdam looks as if it's been taken from a fairy tale with gingerbread houses and magical canals. The nickname "Venice of the north" could not be more suitable for this city. The dreamy waterways, narrow streets, and beautiful houses give Amsterdam a unique charm and energy. Despite being one of the busiest European capitals, you will soon notice that Amsterdam even has a small village vibe, which makes it feel very cozy and familiar.

#2 THE BUSTLING CITY

Part of the "cities that never sleep" crew, Amsterdam has one of the best nightlife cultures in Europe. It's hard to get bored in a city with endless entertainment activities. There's always something happening on the streets of the capital city, from canal-side concerts to big outdoor festivals and pop-up flea markets. A great place to live in if you like going out and always having something to do!

#3 WORK & STUDY OPPORTUNITIES

In the country with one of the most competitive business environments in Europe, Amsterdam does not fall short of expectations. This city is home to many international corporations, including Booking, ING, and Tesla. Thanks to its strong international character, the city provides countless work opportunities for English speakers. Amsterdam is also home to the renowned University of Amsterdam, which constantly ranks among the top 60 best universities worldwide. Other notable universities include Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam University of the Arts, and Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

#4 QUALITY OF LIFE

Just like the rest of the country, the quality of life in Amsterdam is great, to say the least. Dutch people rank among the happiest citizens in the world and for a good reason (or more!). The healthy work-life balance, good economy, safety, and high life expectancy are only some of the reasons why Amsterdam-based citizens live happy lifes. Even in times of a pandemic, the Netherlands ranked fifth in the World Happiness Report 2021.

#5 THE COMMUNITY

It's no secret that Amsterdam is one of the most inclusive and diverse capital cities in the whole world. The city is home to 180 different nationalities! This cultural diversity has resulted in a very accepting culture, which will make you feel included, no matter your who you are, where you come from, or what your beliefs are. Thanks to the huge amount of internationals living here, the language barrier is also very low, with a vast majority of the people being able to speak perfect English.

Ana

written by Ana

I'm a cheerful and curious person, passionate about photography and everything that comes with it. As a fellow international, I moved to The Netherlands to study and decided to stay here after falling deeply in love with the culture, people and the beautiful Dutch cities and their canals!