More and more international residents are choosing to live in the areas beyond Amsterdam city centre, where there are more options for housing, a variety of international schools and easy transport connections.
Whether you’re drawn to the relaxed lifestyle of a beachside dwelling, a quaint Dutch village with windmills in the distance or city bursting with nightlife and culture, there’s an area of the Amsterdam region for you. Compared with other European capitals, the Amsterdam Area is relatively compact and well connected by public transport and motorways. To help you visualise your daily routine, the MapitOut tool highlights parts of the region that fit within your ideal travel time and mode of transport. You can also explore the interactive map below to see what each location has to offer.