living

Amsterdam is a great place to live. Whether you’re a born-and-bred Amsterdammer or a fledgling expat, there is often a great sense of pride associated with living in Amsterdam and a deep appreciation of the quality of life on offer. Learn more about the benefits of living in this city and get practical information about housing, employment and much more.

Living

I amsterdam's Living portal is the English-language hub for learning about life in the Amsterdam Area, whether you're moving to the city region, newl...

Bikes

You won't have to be here for long to realise that cycling is an integral part of Amsterdam life. Parents on bikes loaded with children and shopping, ...

Amsterdam’s cultural life

Don’t be fooled by Amsterdam’s village-like charm: this is a European capital and as such offers an exciting art, music, film and theatre scene.

Finding student housing

Amsterdam is one of the most exciting cities to live in, and as a result, housing is in hot demand. We recommend that you start looking for your new h...

Cost of living

As with any city, living costs depend largely on your lifestyle (and how much you go out!) Here is a quick guide to what it might cost to cover your e...

Student associations

Being a student in Amsterdam is an amazing experience – there’s no doubt about that, but there’s so much going on that it can sometimes get a little o...