Life in Amsterdam
Amsterdam is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe to live. So if you are visiting or perhaps relocating to Europe, Amsterdam is definitely a city you should consider visiting. If you are on a short-term visit, you can find all the usual tourist accommodation in Amsterdam. However, if you are planning on staying longer, why shouldn't you pick an Amsterdam apartments for rent?
Apartments in Amsterdam
You may not have considered renting out an apartment before, and always stayed in a hotel, but why not? If you are coming to Amsterdam on holiday or on a short-stay you will quickly realize that renting out an apartment is a good choice to make. Apartments in Amsterdam are available for any amount of time you need. It is even possible to find agencies that will rent them out by the day for you. The longer you stay in your rented apartment or studio, the cheaper it will end up being for you. You may be wondering where the best rental apartments in Amsterdam are for visitors staying for a longer time? Finding an apartment in Amsterdam is not difficult. All you have to do is type in “studios in Amsterdam” or “Amsterdam apartments”.
Life in Amsterdam
There is something for every person in Amsterdam. Amsterdam is the largest city in the Netherlands (a country often incorrectly referred to as Holland). The south of Amsterdam is home to the Head Offices of many financial and trading companies such as ING, KPMG and de Beers (diamonds). This is the more high-end part of the city. Amsterdam is a multi-cultural city, open to people from around the world. Dutch people are a very relaxed and easy-going nation. Usually it is quicker to travel around the city by bike, a very popular mode of transport in the city. This obviously depends on where your apartment is located. If you are staying outside of the city, renting out a car would be a viable option. If you are staying in Jordaan, in the city center of Amsterdam, then driving can be very difficult and stressful. This is due to the large number of canal bridges, narrow streets and one-way roads. Parking is also very hard to find in the city. You can also take a canal taxi or simply just walk around the city. Should anything go wrong whilst you are in Amsterdam, you can always contact the Amsterdam American Consulate for help.
Amsterdam Districts to stay in
Amsterdam offers the best of both history and modern city life. The street system is very easy to understand, so you will have no problems navigating around the city. You will indeed have to navigate, as Amsterdam is built around a series of canals. Seven of these canals come from the oldest part of Amsterdam called de Wallen, or Quays in English. Not many cities have such a famous Red Light District. This is probably the most famous tourist attraction in de Wallen district. De Wallen is an excellent choice for you if you want to be in a ‘happening’ area, where all the bars and clubs are. If you would rather stay in Studio apartments or Amsterdam apartments in a less busy area, then Museumplein is likely to be the right choice for you. In Museumplein you will find, as the name suggests, several museums and other tourist attractions. The area is however a lot quieter than de Wallen. Amongst the museums are the Van Gough Museum and the Amsterdam Diamond Museum. The Museumplein also has several marijuana cafés, which the city is famous for. Another district to stay in is the Jordaan area. This used to be the working class district of Amsterdam, but now has transformed into a trendy area. Jordaan apartments are now very popular and the district is of course famous for its link with Anna Frank. Not far from Joordan is Waterlooplein. This is also in the center and of Amsterdam. It was once the Jewish quarter. Now this district is home to luxurious Amsterdam apartments, both modern and classic in nature.