Culture and history in Amsterdam
The city of Amsterdam can look back on a long and interesting history, and today it prides itself on a rich cultural life and a diverse population. This is illustrated by the fact that the city's districts and neighbourhoods are hugely varied – each has its own character.
Essentials for life in Amsterdam
Learn more about Amsterdam's history and modern-day society.
From public holidays to phoning home, browse through this practical advice on Amsterdam.
Meet and learn about Amsterdam's citizens.
Find out what it's like to live in the Amsterdam region. Each area has a unique character, various types of housing, access to international schools and is just a short journey from Amsterdam city centre.
Delve further into the individual neighbourhoods around Amsterdam from a local perspective. A lively selection of restaurants, cultural venues and parks can be found in each city district.
Meet the internationals that made Amsterdam their home.
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Make your way around the city by bike, public transport, car or boat.