Amsterdam, a cosmopolitan village
Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful, creative and cycle-friendly cities you’ll ever find. It’s got a great mix of a cosmopolitan vibe and a relatively small size, meaning there’s a village-like charm to it. You can cycle anywhere in the city and you’ll often run into friends and acquaintances, but there’s also the advantages of a vibrant international community and a cultural life befitting a European capital, offering a diverse and exciting selection of art, music, theatre, film, photography, dance and architecture.
One way for internationals to get acquainted with the city's renowned cultural scene is to become a member of Amsterdam Cultural Club – a social community that helps internationals connect with like-minded people, helping them make the most of Amsterdam's renowned liveability.
Quality of life
Amsterdam regularly ranks high in Mercer’s annual Quality of Living report, which assesses living conditions across ten categories. The popularity of settling in Amsterdam also means there is a huge international talent pool to draw from. People from all over the world are attracted to the liveability and quality of life found throughout the region, resulting in a strong international workforce. In addition, Amsterdam is one of the most multicultural cities in the world. The city is home to 180 different nationalities, and 90% of Amsterdam residents speak English, making it easy to do European and worldwide business. Services for the international community in Amsterdam, such as a dedicated IN Amsterdam, help newcomers feel at home after a short time.