Amsterdam has many monikers, but ‘Venice of the North’ suits it best. The 165 canals stretch over 100 kilometres and make for epic exploration. As you float along with the water, you’ll relax to a slower pace.

The city is typically Dutch, with well-organised attention to detail. The Dutch have wide-ranging efforts to improve social equality. This progressive nature makes living in Amsterdam inspiring and heartening experience.

Life in Amsterdam as a Student and Young Professional 

Living

Life in Amsterdam is calmer, once you step away from touristy areas. It’s true that the Dutch like things neat and tidy. You’ll get a relaxing life here that lets you take it all in at your leisure.

Dutch is the official language, but English is spoken widely.

What better way to get about than a water taxi? Well, with a public transport chip card (OV-chipkaart) you can ride the trams, buses and metros. This gives you a great range of options when zipping about Amsterdam.

If you’re looking for some waterside restaurants or fancy a fine museum, head down to Southern Canal Ring. The more edgy crowd can be found in Amsterdam Noord. It’s got cutting edge architecture and some great alternative art and music venues.

Eating

You won’t tend to find ‘Dutch’ restaurants. Rather there is an excellent selection of international cuisine. Fast food in the Netherlands is known locally as “food from the wall”. Quite frugal as a rule, the Dutch don’t dine out as much as some other nations. Once or twice a month, and for special occasions, is the norm.

Working

The Dutch work no more than 40 hours a week and guard their personal time zealously. Their reserved and formal nature comes through in the workplace. Communication is quiet, direct and modest. Meetings are normally well structured, and sticking to the agenda with clear outcomes the norm. Go with professional business dress unless told otherwise.

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Our local favourites

Mediamatic

Keep an eye out for what’s on at ‘Mediamatic’. This cultural institution is a beautiful space and it runs some fascinating events and workshops. Social change and quality of life are popular themes. This is balanced by practical and fun topics like ‘how to grow your own fungi’ and ‘Making and keeping friends’.

Noordermarkt

A walk down to the Prinsengracht, edging the Jordaan district, will find the Noordermarkt. It’s a gorgeous place to spend time, and you can shop to your heart’s content. A careful browse will unearth some treasures in the flea market. The same diligence in the farmers market will find something fantastic for your lunch.

Internships in Amsterdam

Drift down the wide canals flanked by gabled buildings and savor every moment of your Amsterdam internship.

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