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Amsterdam is not only the Netherlands' capital but also its most densely populated city. As a world famous metropolis, Amsterdam welcomes expatriates with open arms.

Being the country's major economic, commercial and finance hub, it provides many career prospects for expatriates. Known to be the Netherlands' cultural capital, it also offers quality living to its residents in a dynamic and innovating environment.

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Amsterdam is the Netherlands' capital and is known for its tulips and windmills. It is home to the Museum District, where you can find the famous Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum. Known for its exemplary cycling infrastructure, Amsterdam is a city where everything is easily accessible. You will find grocery stores, restaurants, and bars closeby apartments. So for many expats who wish to leave behind their cars, this is an attractive place to reside in. Here are some things you should expect when you make the big move.

Wherever you move in the world, it's always a great idea to know what to expect of the culture ahead of time. No matter how much you prepare yourself, there's always going to be an element of culture shock, and you want to be ready for that in Amsterdam. In this article, we'll discuss some basics of the local culture so you won't stick out like a sore thumb.

If you're one of the lucky expats, you may have been offered a job before you moved over to Amsterdam. If not, then you may be wondering how to develop a professional network here. Either way, it's always a good idea to continually expand your professional network since you may want to reach out for better opportunities in the future. Keep reading to see the best ways to get new contacts.

As half of Amsterdam is made up of people of foreign ancestry, the city is a rich melting pot of unique people. It should come as no surprise that the Dutch are very understanding and accommodating of different cultures. They are always curious to learn more about the outside world and arent easily offended. However, it is still a good idea to brush up on the networking etiquette while in Amsterdam. The Dutch will surely appreciate the effort you put in.

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