Apartments for Rent in Amsterdam, Netherlands| Nestpick (2023)

Available Apartments:

1 bedroom apartments :97
2 bedroom apartments :58
3 bedroom apartments :57
Rooms:133
Studio :35

Districts:

Apartments in Amsterdam West: 27

The capital of the Netherlands is an enchanting place, with its romantic canals, superb art galleries and laid back attitude. For this reason, furnished Amsterdam apartments and rooms for rent are always in high demand. Luckily, Nestpick has a huge range to choose from, and booking one is as simple as a few clicks. Whether you are interested in renting a furnished room in Amsterdam or settling into your own apartment or flatshare, Nestpick has the widest selection and the best bargains.

Furnished Apartments in Amsterdam

Expats have a lot of options when moving to or staying in a new city. If you’re not staying for long enough to justify renting your own apartment, then furnished and serviced apartments in Amsterdam are another option. Furnished apartments in Amsterdam are especially popular among busy professionals on business trips to the city.

Accommodation Types in Amsterdam

  • Rooms for Rent in Amsterdam
  • Student Accommodation in Amsterdam
  • Studio Apartments in Amsterdam

Rent a Room in Amsterdam

Rooms & Flatshares for Rent in Amsterdam

If the price of renting an apartment in is out of your budget, then you can choose to rent a room in Amsterdam instead. Rooms in Amsterdam will cost around €300 - €600 per month on average, making living in the city much more affordable. Living in a flatshare in Amsterdam also helps you to meet like-minded people who know the area well and can show you around.

This is a good option for both short term and long term stays in Amsterdam as renting a room is generally more flexible than leasing an apartment. If you rent a room in Amsterdam long term, you can save a lot of money on rent month by month. Students coming to Amsterdam for a year or a semester often choose to rent a room in shared accommodation, and it is also popular among many young expats.

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Furnished Apartments in Amsterdam by District


Ask someone to list what they associate with Amsterdam and you might hear ‘tulips’, ‘windmills’ and ‘clogs’, but you’re also likely to hear ‘cannabis’, and ‘red light district’. But Amsterdam is so much more than wooden footwear and elicit professions.

The capital of the Netherlands is located in the North Holland province in the west of the country and comprises most of Randstad, one of the largest metropolitan areas in Europe, with over 7 million people. Amsterdam is home to 1.5 million people from 177 countries and over 80,000 students, many coming from outside the country. Amsterdam has meandering canals and 1500 bridges, more bicycles than the tour de france, great cafe culture, laissez-faire liberalism, art and world-class universities. The city is truly international with over half the population having been born outside of the Netherlands and ⅓ being of non-western origin. 3.7 million people visit Amsterdam each year.The city has sizable communities of Moroccans, Turks, Britons, Germans and Surinames. English is widely spoken by native Amsterdammers and migrant communities.

Amsterdam isn’t the cheapest city to rent in, and a long-standing shortage of housing has driven prices ever upwards. When you move into your apartment in Amsterdam, you’ll need to provide a number of documents, so you can save time by getting these ready before you sign a rental agreement. These include authenticated identification documents (like a birth certificate or marriage certificate) as well as a visa or work permit. Amsterdam has a very high quality of life, with great public transport and low living costs (after accommodation that is!). Whether you are looking to rent student accommodation in Amsterdam or choosing between furnished apartments to rent here, you are sure to find a perfect home on Nestpick.

South Amsterdam Apartments

De Pijp Apartments for Rent


De Pijp is diverse, exciting, energetic and perfectly suited for young people. Shop or dine at the Middle Eastern restaurants at the Albert Cuyp Market, check out music venues and galleries, or hit the bars on the weekend. It’s also full of affordable accommodation, making De Pijp a good area to seek out furnished Amsterdam apartments for rent long term. In general, single bedroom apartments in areas like de Pijp will cost around 1,000 to 1,500 per month.


Old South Amsterdam Apartments


Amsterdam’s most exclusive neighbourhood, Old South is also the city’s cultural centre, being home to the fabulous Rijksmuseum and the Royal Concert Hall. It’s also a green area, encompassing the Vondelpark and Amsterdam Forest. Overall, it’s safe and prosperous, yet also home to the more relatively expensive for apartments.

East Quarter Apartments, Amsterdam


If you’re looking to rent flats in Amsterdam but you fancy somewhere quieter, then Oost Watergraafsmeer might be the place for you. Its streets are treelined, there’s plenty of greenery and even garden plots for those who like growing their own food. The area is home to Amsterdam’s biggest ice rink and cemetery. The area isn’t known for its nightlife but there are a couple of nice, upmarket restaurants.

Apartments in Amsterdam Central


Grachtengordel is for those who want to live amongst the paradox of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, meandering canals and...red light districts. Flats in Amsterdam, specifically in Grachtengordel, are found in quaint historic buildings nestled side-by-side along the numerous canals. The Red Light District or Rossebuurt, is a major draw for tourists. It’s considered reasonably safe and is extremely busy on weekends. Despite its open-minded atmosphere, you’re not allowed to take photos of the ladies while they are working.

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Amsterdam-West Apartments


Like most major cities in Europe, Amsterdam has areas which are undergoing gentrification. Oud West, historically a neighborhood for the economically-less-fortunate, is being reinvented. Inevitably, this has seen the opening of organic food shops, local produce markets and creative businesses. Two cultural hubs, OT301 and Lab111, are in the area, hosting creative events. Of course, judging the best places to live in Amsterdam is purely subjective; the best way to get to know a city is to live there yourself!

Other Attractive Areas for Apartments & Rooms in Amsterdam


Apartment Rentals & Rooms in Amsterdam Central


Simply put, Amsterdam central is one of the liveliest hotspots in Europe. With awe-inspiring architecture, lush green spaces and a joyous attitude to life, this is a city like no other. Demand for Amsterdam central apartments is high, and rental costs are unsurprisingly the most expensive in the city - meaning you’ll have to be prepared to splash out to land a decent, reasonably-sized apartment. The majority of residents travel via bicycle, as driving through the busy narrow streets is highly impractical and incredibly costly. In fact, there are 800,000 bikes in Amsterdam - that’s more bikes than people! The GVB public transport system is also incredibly efficient and will get you from A to B in no time. Welkom!


Canal Belt Apartments


The Canal Belt has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s not difficult to see why. The bustling canals encompass Amsterdam’s most important cultural, historical, artistic and culinary sites and act as the life-giving arteries of the city, and coffee shops, antique dealers and trendy bars all add to the area’s unique charm. A typical day will see barges saunter up and down the waterways as throngs of cyclists and pedestrians stroll by along the sidewalks. Many Canal Belt apartments are set inside beautiful, centuries-old buildings that usually boast spacious rooms, high ceilings and some amazing views of the city. However, these can often be a bit pricey. For more affordable apartments in this part of Amsterdam you may have to compromise on space, but you’ll still be set within a spellbinding backdrop.


Bos en Lommer Apartments


The up-and-coming area of Bos en Lommer is much more than meets the eye. Despite its former reputation as a ‘tough’ neighbourhood, this green, youthful and diverse area has experienced a beautiful renovation in recent years - causing artists and creatives to flock here in their droves. The Jan Evertsenstraat shopping street has all the amenities you need, whilst several cool establishments like bars, sports clubs and music venues have recently sprang up Many Bos en Lommer apartments are set within high-rise buildings, making them relatively cheap for Amsterdam. This does not mean a compromise on quality, however, and many fantastic furnished apartments can be found in the area. Known colloquially by locals as BoLo, Bos en Lommer is ideal for students or young professionals on a budget, especially as the neighbourhood is relatively central and has good transport links.


Jordaan Apartments


Often considered one of the best places to live in Amsterdam, Jordann is also one of the city’s most famous neighbourhoods. Jordaan is more of a residential area and also tends to attract an up-market, wealthy crowd. It’s also a good place if you’re looking for student accommodation in Amsterdam.

For those on a limited budget, Noordermarkt holds a weekly flea market on Monday mornings and there’s an organic farmer’s market on Saturdays. If you want to be close to the centre and you enjoy window shopping in boutiques, Jordaan is the place to be. Jordaan apartments can easily cost 2,000 a month here, and families can expect to pay more than 2,500 for a three bedroom apartment. Although often cramped for space, the housing remains sought after.


The Eastern Docklands Apartments


The Eastern Docklands are very different to central Amsterdam, but no less enticing. Built on land reclaimed from the sea, the docklands are full of modern, comfortable furnished apartments and quiet neighbourhoods. It’s the ideal area for families and professionals.

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1, 2 & 3 Room Apartments in Amsterdam


1 Room Flats in Amsterdam


While it’s possible to find places for €1100 a month, a more realistic price for decent 1 bedroom apartments in Amsterdam city center is around €1350 (with all utilities included). However, if you’re willing to live further out from the winding streets and canals of the Centrum district, you can find plenty of nice furnished apartments going for €1000 per month or less.


2 Room Amsterdam Apartments


A furnished 2 bedroom apartment in Amsterdam’s more desirable areas such as the Canal Belt will set you back between €2000 and €2500, whilst €1500 a month will get you a nice place in a less expensive area such as Bos en Lommer or the trendy cultural melting pot of De Pijp. With Nestpick, you can find your 2 bedroom apartment in Amsterdam with the touch of a button.


3 Room Amsterdam Apartments


For a decent 3 bedroom apartment in Amsterdam you’ll be looking at monthly prices of €2350 in the city center and €1600 in other areas. As the central areas including the Canal Belt tend to have quite compact buildings, availability for 3 bedroom apartments tends to be more widespread in quieter areas. For affordability and transport connections, the vibrant borough of Amsterdam-West can’t be beat.


Pet Friendly Amsterdam Apartments


If you’re hoping to bring any pets along with you to Amsterdam, we’d advise checking if each individual apartment has a “pets allowed” policy. While many specify either way, some may not state their pet policy but will still disagree to allow pets. If you have your eyes on a particular apartment that doesn’t outline its policy towards pets then it's best to get in touch with the landlord yourself.


What documents are needed to rent an apartment in Amsterdam?


If you’re not an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen the first thing you’ll need to do to live in the Netherlands is be granted a residency permit. When renting in Amsterdam you’ll need to give proof of identification (passport or valid driving license), and providing evidence of income will significantly boost your chances of landing an apartment. In terms of contracts, tenancy agreements can be concluded for fixed periods of time and amended at the discretion of the tenant and landlord. Tenants’ rights are well protected in Dutch law, so it’s important that you read through your tenancy agreement carefully and keep it in a safe place just in case you have future disputes with your landlord. Two months’ rent as a security deposit is usually required.


Living and working in Amsterdam


Living and working in Amsterdam means you'll be in the business and financial capital of the Netherlands. Many influential companies have their HQs in the city, including Heineken, TomTom, Delta Lloyd Group, Philips, KPMG and ING Group. Many companies remain in the historic canal-side buildings but other key financial districts include Zuidas, the area around Amsterdam Sloterdijk station, Amsterdam Arena and the area surrounding Amsterdam Amstel.

Tourism remains big business with the city ranked as one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe. There are also strong retail sectors: upmarket designers, chain stores and independent boutiques.

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Amsterdam together with Rotterdam is a popular destination for Erasmus students and those studying for masters degrees. University fees in Amsterdam are relatively low - and sometimes free - compared to other popular education destinations (particularly in comparison to the UK). Many courses are taught partly or solely in English making them especially attractive to international students. Amsterdam has both research and vocational universities and colleges of applied sciences. Two universities, VU University Amsterdam and the University of Amsterdam are ranked in the top 100 institutions in the world. With such an impressive education sector, there is high demand for student accommodation in Amsterdam.


Public Transport in Amsterdam


Tram: sixteen routes
Metro:four line (with a fifth due to open in 2017)
Three ferries carry pedestrians and cyclists across the IJ lake to amsterdam-noord and two fare charging ferries east west along the harbour
Like most capital cities there are numerous bus routes throughout AmsterdamBikes are the most common and preferred method of transport

Types of Amsterdam Apartments For Rent

  • 1 bedroom apartments: 168
  • 2 bedroom apartments: 469
  • 3 bedroom apartments: 461
  • Rooms: 150
  • Studio: 17

Popular Districts to rent apartments in Amsterdam

  • Apartments in Amsterdam Centrum: 97
  • Apartments in Nieuw-West: 7
  • Apartments in Zuid: 1240
  • Apartments in Oost: 715

Prices for Apartments for rent in Amsterdam

Looking for apartments or rooms for rent in Amsterdam? Compare prices for lofts, studios or student apartments in Amsterdam with Nestpick!


Accommodation TypesAmsterdam Rent Prices by Meter Square
1 Bedroom Apartment€27.50
2 Bedroom Apartment€26,85
3 Bedroom Apartment€26,67
Balcony€52,17
Size (0-50 sqm)€27,08
Size (50-100 sqm)€27,43
Size (100-150 sqm)€26,60

About Amsterdam

How much does it cost to rent an apartment in Amsterdam?
According to Nestpick database, the average rental price in Amsterdam for apartments are in between 27 € and 9,627 €.
How big is a Amsterdam apartment?
Although sizes may vary depending on your selection of bedrooms, according to Nestpick database, apartments in Amsterdam start from 30m² and could go up to 160m².
How to find apartments for rent in Amsterdam?
Amsterdam's population count might make things slightly difficult for new comers to find a place when they first move in. We suggest that you use Nestpick's smart tool to look for your new home, as well as if you are a student reach out to your school's counseling to find a rental in Amsterdam.
Is rent cheap in Amsterdam?
According to Nestpick database, the rent in Amsterdam might vary between 27 € and 9,627 €. Compare to other big cities in Netherlands, rent in Amsterdam is relatively reasonable.
Who can rent apartments in Amsterdam?
Anyone is looking for accommodation can rent an apartment in Amsterdam as long as they are +18 years old. You need to provide documents that are required for signing a lease agreement.

FAQs

Is it easy to rent an apartment in Amsterdam? ›

Finding a flat/apartment or house to rent in Amsterdam can be a serious challenge for expats and new residents. There is a significant housing shortage in the city – particularly in central areas – and the market is skewed by rent controlled public housing and a few unscrupulous landlords and agents.

How much is an apartment to rent in Amsterdam? ›

Cost of renting a house in Amsterdam
Type of housingPrice range
Studio apartment€700 – 1,300
1 bedroom apartment€900 – 2,000
2 bedroom apartment€1,200 – 3,000
2-3 bedroom apartment/house€2,000 – 5,000
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Jul 22, 2021

How to find cheap rent in Amsterdam? ›

Social rental flats ('sociale huurwoningen') is the cheapest housing available in Amsterdam. Social housing is owned by Dutch private housing corporations. The Dutch government subsidizes the construction of new social rental houses via these corporations. The rent of a social housing flat in Amsterdam can be max.

Can you live in Amsterdam with only English? ›

You can stay here for as long as your tourist visa lasts without having to learn Dutch. And if you speak English, you will find that many Netherlanders speak English as a second language. But if you want to live in the Netherlands, you must learn Dutch.

How much money do you need to live comfortably in Amsterdam? ›

The cost of living in Amsterdam for a couple is approximately € 2,200 per month. The cost of living in Amsterdam for a couple is approximately € 2,200 per month.

How much is rent in Amsterdam in US dollars? ›

To live in the city center in a 1 bedroom apartment the average cost is about $1,490 USD.
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Cost of Living in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
FoodPrice [EDIT]
1 bedroom flat (40 m2) rent per month1,900.00 USD
1 bedroom flat (40 m2) utilities per month120.00 USD
2 bedroom flat (80 m2) rent per month2,600.00 USD
2 bedroom flat (80 m2) utilities per month195.00 USD
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Jul 19, 2021

Where is the cheapest place to live in Amsterdam? ›

So if you want to live with your family in Amsterdam on a budget, Nieuw-West is our top choice! If you're looking for a large house at a low price, Amsterdam Nieuw-West is the best district to consider, with great options for affordable family housing.

How to move to Amsterdam from us? ›

How to Move to the Netherlands From the US?
  1. Find a job in the Netherlands. ...
  2. Obtain a work permit. ...
  3. Collect the requirements for your residence permit application. ...
  4. Obtain a Dutch temporary residence permit. ...
  5. Register at the Dutch Municipality.

What is basic rent Netherlands? ›

Basic rent (in Dutch – kale huur) is the costs of your accommodation only. GWL / GWE (gas, water, electricity) and perhaps internet and TV are the costs for the utilities you may need to pay. Please note that in some cases your rental contract might not include these costs.

What is the cheapest month to rent? ›

The lowest rental rates are usually found between October and April, particularly right after the December holiday season. Fewer people are interested in moving—the weather's bad, schools are in session, etc. So individuals renting between the months of December and March typically find the best rental bargains.

Where is the cheapest rent right now? ›

Overall, renters have experienced a 15% increase in housing costs since February 2021. As mortgage rates rise, it becomes more expensive to buy, which boosts demand for rentals and allows landlords to charge more. Tulsa, Oklahoma has the cheapest rent in the U.S.

Can I move to Amsterdam without a job? ›

You are required to find a job before moving to the Netherlands. Stable income. Usually a monthly income of at least €1,200 is required.

Can you rent in the Netherlands without a job? ›

Can I get an apartment without a job? There's no legal reason why you can't get a flat without a job. Landlords will certainly want to check that you're able to pay the rent for the duration of the lease. As such, if you don't have a job yet, you might need to offer additional proof in order to rent.

How much do you need per month to live in Amsterdam? ›

Summary about cost of living in Amsterdam, Netherlands: Family of four estimated monthly costs are 3,449.2$ (3,170.7€) without rent. A single person estimated monthly costs are 991.0$ (910.9€) without rent. Amsterdam is 25.1% less expensive than Seattle (without rent).

Can a US citizen retire in Amsterdam? ›

If you are not an EU citizen (or a citizen of the EEA or Switzerland) you will need to think much further ahead. After five years of legal residence in the Netherlands you can apply for a permanent residence permit which will also allow you to retire here.

Does Amsterdam have free healthcare? ›

While Dutch residents are automatically insured by the government for Wlz, everyone has to take out their own basic healthcare insurance (basisverzekering), except those under 18 who are automatically covered under their parents' premium.

Is Amsterdam immigrant friendly? ›

Visas and Work Permits. If you wish to move to Amsterdam, know that the Netherlands allows citizens of certain countries to immigrate without a visa. However, if your country is not on the list of lucky exceptions, you will need to get all three: a visa and both residency and work permits.

How much do groceries cost per month in Amsterdam? ›

Cost of Groceries

The average cost of doing grocery in Amsterdam is around €200 - €350 per month.

What are the cons of living in Amsterdam? ›

The city is diverse and international, and its unique culture and excellent quality of life make it one of the continent's most popular cities. Naturally, there are also some downsides to living in Amsterdam, like the fast-moving (and pricey) housing market and the high cost of living.

How much tax do you pay in Netherlands? ›

Both capital gains and regular income (dividends) are taxed. Tax is levied at a fixed rate of 26.25%. This percentage will rise to 26.9% in 2021.

Can I use US dollars in Amsterdam? ›

CURRENCY. In Amsterdam, as well as in all the Netherlands and many other countries of European Community the accepted currency is Euro (EUR, €), no other currencies are commonly accepted, so you will have to change your dollars, sterling, yens, etc to Euros.

Is English spoken in Amsterdam? ›

Well, 90% of the Dutch population is fluent in English – the primary business language in the Netherlands. The latest EF English Proficiency Index even ranked the Netherlands' English as a Second Language Skills No. 1 in the world.

How much do utilities cost in Amsterdam? ›

Expect to spend around €100,- to €150,- on a monthly basis depending on your usage. E.g. when you're living alone as an expat in Amsterdam, you'll pay between €1.200 and €1.500,- on an annual basis, based on a usage of 1.500 kWh and 1.000 m3 (gas).

Where do US expats live in Amsterdam? ›

The best places to live in Amsterdam
  • Amsterdam Oud-West. Oud-West is a highly sought-after area for expat housing. ...
  • Amsterdam-Zuid. Amsterdam-Zuid is recognised as the upmarket side of Amsterdam. ...
  • Watergraafsmeer. Watergraafsmeer is one of Amsterdam's greenest residential areas. ...
  • Westerpark. ...
  • Centrum. ...
  • De Baarsjes. ...
  • Indische Buurt.

Can you live in Amsterdam without a car? ›

It is also known as a world-class transportation hub, and there are several ways to get into and around the city. If you are planning to visit Amsterdam, there is no need to worry about renting a car. The city is home to a top-notch public transportation system.

Can I live in Amsterdam without registration? ›

You will need to register with your municipality (gemeente) if you plan to live or work in the Netherlands. If you are registering for the first time, you will receive your citizen service number (BSN) when you do this.

How long can a US citizen stay in Amsterdam? ›

Entry, Exit and Visa Requirements

The Netherlands is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter the Netherlands for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

How long can a US citizen live in the Netherlands? ›

If you want to stay in the Netherlands for longer than 90 days and you are not a national of an EU country, Liechtenstein, Norway, Iceland or Switzerland, you will need a residence permit. Often, you will also need an authorisation for temporary stay (MVV) to enter the Netherlands.

Can I live in Amsterdam as an American? ›

In order to reside in The Netherlands, one must be in possession of a valid residence permit. This must be obtained from the Dutch Immigration authorities, the Immigratie en Naturalisatiedienst otherwise known as the IND.

What is the 1 rent rule? ›

The 1% rule of real estate investing measures the price of the investment property against the gross income it will generate. For a potential investment to pass the 1% rule, its monthly rent must be equal to or no less than 1% of the purchase price.

What is low income Netherlands? ›

Low-income threshold
Type huishoudenHouseholds below the low-income threshold, 2019
Single people361.2
Single-parent families70.8
Couples without children62.7
Couples with children72.8
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How much does a 1 bedroom apartment cost per month in USA? ›

As of June 2022, the median rent cost for a 1 bedroom apartment is $1,876, a 23.9% increase from June 2020.

How do you negotiate a lower rent? ›

Here are some ways you can go about negotiating your rent price:
  1. Ask the landlord if rent price is open to discussion. ...
  2. Highlight your strengths as a tenant. ...
  3. Inquire about extending the lease. ...
  4. Offer to end the lease in the summer. ...
  5. Research the property's value. ...
  6. Be open to compromise. ...
  7. Negotiate directly, follow up in writing.
Feb 27, 2020

Is it cheaper to rent or buy monthly? ›

As California home prices have increased rapidly during 2020-2021, the monthly cost of paying a mortgage is far more costly than renting a comparable home.

Where is the cheapest place to live in USA? ›

Most Affordable Places to Live in the U.S. in 2022-2023
  • Hickory, NC.
  • Green Bay, WI.
  • Quad Cities, IA-IL (Davenport-Bettendorf, IA & Moline-Rock Island, IL)
  • Fort Wayne, IN.
  • Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Beaumont, TX.

What state in the US has the cheapest rent? ›

1. Mississippi. Mississippi is the cheapest place to live in the United States, with a cost of living 15.6% lower than the national average.

What country has the cheapest rent? ›

Data drawn from an analysis of over 500,000 property listings reveals that Madagascar has the world's cheapest apartment rental.
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Top 10 cheapest places to rent around the world.
CountryMinimum Rent (Local Currency)Minimum Rent (US Dollars)
Madagascar1500 AR0.60
Jordan5 JOD7.06*
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How many Americans live in Amsterdam? ›

Approximately 30,000 Americans live in Amsterdam. Aside from job opportunities, foreigners are drawn to the Dutch capital for its diversity, progressive views, and access to other parts of Europe.

What jobs are in demand in Amsterdam? ›

Most In-Demand Jobs in Amsterdam
  • IT and data science.
  • finance.
  • health and life sciences.
  • business.
  • e-commerce.
  • manufacturing.
  • media communications.
  • hospitality.

Is it worth moving to Amsterdam? ›

Overall, Amsterdam has high standards of living. Both education and healthcare are of high-quality. Housing, although scarce, is often renovated or new and well-maintained. People tend to earn enough to enjoy the commodities offered by this diverse and beautiful city.

Can Americans move to the Netherlands? ›

According to the Dutch immigration Law, a residence permit is necessary for US citizens who intend to live and work in the Netherlands. There are several types of residence permits in the Netherlands they can apply for.

How can I rent an apartment in Netherlands without a job? ›

Can I get an apartment without a job? There's no legal reason why you can't get a flat without a job. Landlords will certainly want to check that you're able to pay the rent for the duration of the lease. As such, if you don't have a job yet, you might need to offer additional proof in order to rent.

How much is it to rent an apartment in Amsterdam? ›

Cost of renting a house in Amsterdam
Type of housingPrice range
Studio apartment€700 – 1,300
1 bedroom apartment€900 – 2,000
2 bedroom apartment€1,200 – 3,000
2-3 bedroom apartment/house€2,000 – 5,000
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Jul 22, 2021

What is the normal salary in Amsterdam? ›

Average income in the Netherlands

According to the Centraal Planbureau (CPB), in 2023, the median gross income for a person working in the Netherlands is 38.500 euros gross per year. A salary can vary greatly from the median income as it is influenced by age, sector, professional experience and hours worked.

What is 30 ruling in Netherlands? ›

The 30% tax ruling is a tax advantage for highly skilled migrants in the Netherlands. An employer can pay up to 30% of the salary of an expat employee with the 30% status free of tax. An enormous tax saving for both employee and employer.

Is moving to Amsterdam easy? ›

Relocating to the Amsterdam Area

It's easy for newcomers and expats to settle in, given the city's cosmopolitan spirit, rich cultural life and large international community – combined with a compact size to make getting around a breeze. That said, there are a few boxes to tick ahead of your relocation.

Is it hard to find an apartment in Netherlands? ›

Buying an Apartment or House

However, finding a home or apartment to buy can be EXTREMELY difficult, as there are many requirements that you must meet and right now the housing prices are insane. In addition, the process of buying a home in the Netherlands is much more complicated than in the United States.

Is living in Amsterdam Hard? ›

Overall, Amsterdam has high standards of living. Both education and healthcare are of high-quality. Housing, although scarce, is often renovated or new and well-maintained. People tend to earn enough to enjoy the commodities offered by this diverse and beautiful city.

Is it easy for US citizens to move to the Netherlands? ›

Moving to the Netherlands is hard for foreigners as they must undergo a specific process of obtaining residency or citizenship.

How to move from USA to Amsterdam? ›

Moving to Amsterdam? Follow these 10 steps!
  1. Step 1: Prepare yourself. ...
  2. Step 2: Learn Dutch. ...
  3. Step 3: Visa for the Netherlands. ...
  4. Step 4: Short-stay Schengen visa (90 days or less) ...
  5. Step 5: Long-stay visa (MVV) ...
  6. Step 6: Get an OV-chip. ...
  7. Step 7: Find a place to stay. ...
  8. Step 8: Find a job.

Is Amsterdam a good place for Americans to move to? ›

It offers expats of all ages a mix of old and new, great amenities, healthcare and education and a great quality of life. Amsterdam has a large American expat community who are either studying or working in the city. The crime rate is very low, and everyone walks around the city at night.

Do you need a Dutch bank account to rent? ›

One of the important the things to arrange If you going to emigrate is a bank account. When you live in the Netherlands, you need a (Dutch) bank account to manage your day-to-day finances such as paying for your groceries and rent.

Can US citizens live in Netherlands? ›

According to the Dutch immigration Law, a residence permit is necessary for US citizens who intend to live and work in the Netherlands. There are several types of residence permits in the Netherlands they can apply for.

Can a retired American move to Amsterdam? ›

The Netherlands, like other European countries, is part of the Schengen Agreement, which means that American retirees are allowed visa-free entry into the Dutch country as tourists or for business purposes up to 90 days. If you plan on a longer residency, you will have to apply for a permit.

Do US citizens need visa for Netherlands? ›

The Netherlands is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter the Netherlands for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay.

Is healthcare free in Amsterdam? ›

Does the Netherlands have free healthcare. The Netherlands has universal healthcare, but the government requires all adults living or working in the Netherlands to have basic insurance. The basic plan will cost € 100-120 out of pocket.

Are people in Amsterdam friendly? ›

Dutch people are usually very open, friendly and welcoming. In the Netherlands, only parents and children live together. In general, they do not live with grandparents, aunts, and uncles. During meals, Dutch families usually share their adventures of the day.

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