Settling in the Amsterdam Area

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

Daily life in the Amsterdam Area


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.


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