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Everyday essentials

Whether you're moving to Amsterdam, newly arrived or an established citizen, here you can look up official information on day-to-day living, including details on medical and insurance, waste and recycling, learning Dutch, getting around and more. 

Daily life in Amsterdam

Housing

Amsterdam Sarphatipark De Pijp CC BY-SA 4.0 Milliped via Wikimedia Commons
Learn more about finding a home, rentals, buying a property and housing rights in Amsterdam.

Schools & education

Familiarise yourself with the Dutch education system, branches of secondary education and which types of schools are in Amsterdam.

Financial matters

Amsterdam registration forms CC BY 2.0 Waag Society via Flickr
Arrange taxes, insurance, a Dutch bank account, social security and other financial matters for living in Amsterdam.

Medical care & health insurance

Set up compulsory health insurance and familiarise yourself with doctors, dentists and hospitals in Amsterdam.

Employment

Seek out work and employment opportunities in Amsterdam: job searches, recruitment, starting a business and more.