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The Netherlands: much more than just Amsterdam!

For many people, when they think of moving to the Netherlands, they think of Amsterdam. This is understandable of course as Amsterdam is the capital as well as a world reknowned tourist destination. It boasts a vibrant nightlife, a wealth of art and culture, and of course charm and beauty owing to it’s signature canals and walkways.

However…

If it’s modern cities that take your fancy, you may be interested in Amstelveen, Almere or perhaps Rotterdam with it’s notable port and avant garde acrchitecture.

While Amsterdam has many positive attractions, the prices are relatively high and there are many other enticing cities in the Netherlands. It is important to remember that Holland really is a relatively small country with great transport links. Depending on the location of your employment and the needs of your family, you could consider Utrecht, Alkmaar, the Hague, or Haarlem; all of which are historical cities near Amsterdam. If it’s modern cities that take your fancy, you may be interested in Amstelveen, Almere or perhaps Rotterdam with it’s notable port and avant garde acrchitecture. All of the aforementioned locations are under one hour from Amsterdam by train. So when moving to the Netherlands, your choices are plentiful!

Irene Bunt