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Practical info about Amsterdam

Here’s a selection of useful information to make your time in Amsterdam as easy and enjoyable as possible. From public holidays to phoning home, browse through this practical advice on Amsterdam.

Useful Amsterdam info

Relocation tips

Settling into Amsterdam life can be relatively straightforward, especially if you plan and arrange as much as you can before relocating. Check out the...

Communication & money matters

What currency is used in the Netherlands and where can you change or withdraw money? How much should you tip a taxi driver? How can you call home? And...

Frequently Asked Questions

Whether you're new to Amsterdam or a long-term resident, there will be occasions when you require municipal information or have a specific question ab...

Public holidays

The following is a list of public holidays in the Netherlands. On these days, shops, museums and attractions usually either close earlier or are close...

'My First Month' booklet

With the Expatcenter's 'My First Month' booklet you have a wealth of information at your fingertips! Includes FAQs, tips, articles and listings of exp...

Health & safety

Amsterdam is renowned for its friendly, welcoming ambience and prides itself on being a safe city. However, in order to ensure they enjoy their time i...

Official matters

Discover all of the essential practical information you’ll need in Amsterdam: registering, permits, visas and more.

Getting around Amsterdam

Get around the city by car, bus, boat, scooter, tram or the most popular form of transportation in Amsterdam: the bicycle. The inner city is also comp...