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The majority of Amsterdam’s residents speak English well and are often fluent in one or two other languages on top of that. But if you live in Amsterdam, even though you can get by effortlessly without knowing a word of Dutch, learning the local language will help you understand the culture and make you feel more at home.

My Amsterdam: Nicolas

20 Nov 2015
Meet Nicolas, a Recruiting Manager from Paris who moved to Amsterdam six months ago. As part of the Amsterdam international profiles, you can learn mo...

My Amsterdam: Theodora

07 Oct 2015
Meet Theodora, a theatre producer, director and coach from Greece who moved to Amsterdam 14 months ago and now runs an arts foundation. As part of t...

My Amsterdam: Denise

20 Nov 2015
Meet Denise, a systems engineer from Germany who moved to Amsterdam eight years ago. As part of the Amsterdam international profiles, you can learn mo...

My Amsterdam: Daniel

26 Nov 2018
Daniel and his family relocated to the beautiful city of Alkmaar in 2015. Find out how he and his family spend their spare time and what prompted thei...

My Amsterdam: Tracy

20 Aug 2018
Meet Tracy, a human resources specialist from the United States who moved to Haarlem in late 2016. She loves living in the Amsterdam Area for its dive...

My Amsterdam: Tessa

26 Nov 2018
Meet Tessa, an editor and translator from Dutch to English who found her family-friendly haven in Hilversum. With its stunning nature, striking archit...

My Amsterdam: Joyce

04 Sep 2015
Meet Joyce, a Nutritional Therapist who moved to Amsterdam four years ago and now runs a successful nutrition business, EatLiveLovefood. As part of th...

My Amsterdam: Helena & Pedro

05 Dec 2018
Meet Helena and Pedro: a biologist and programmer who moved from Portugal to Amstelveen with their young family. Find out about their new life in the ...

My Amsterdam: Sandra

10 Aug 2018
Meet Sandra, a Portuguese national who moved to Almere with her husband in late 2007. Her work as a volunteer at local organisations International Alm...

My Amsterdam: Alexandra

14 Aug 2018
Meet Alexandra, a digital marketer who decided to move to the Netherlands after falling in love with the country while on holiday here. While Amsterda...

My Amsterdam: Shirley Ke

10 Sep 2019
Meet Shirley, who is settled in Purmerend in the Amsterdam Area. She mixes Chinese traditions with Dutch culture while working for charities, teaching...