It’s amazing that I can call Amsterdam home. One of my favourite memories so far has been sitting in the sun on the edge of the canal with some friends, small goods, drinks and stroopwafels. It felt distinctly like Amsterdam with the hustle and bustle of tourists and locals going about their day.
Don’t get stuck on living in the popular expat areas, there are lots of great places to live in Amsterdam, each neighbourhood has its own feel and places to explore. My tip on restaurants to try are De Worst Restaurant and Wijn Café; you can’t get that kind of food back home, it is simple food prepared well with good produce.