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.


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...

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...

Moving to Amsterdam

Get set for a new start in Amsterdam: read on for relocation tips and find out about employment, housing, international schools and more.

People & culture in Amsterdam

Amsterdam is an international city with a rich history and a highly diverse population from 180 different backgrounds enjoying a broad range of arts a...

Look for housing

Read up on renting, buying property, mortgages and housing rights to help with finding your new home in the Amsterdam Area.