Frequent question: Is living in Amsterdam safe?

Is Amsterdam a safe place to live?

In the last Safe City Index (2019), Amsterdam ranked fourth position in the list of safest cities in the world. Though you can buy marihuana freely in coffee shops, smart drugs in smart shops and prostitution is legal, Amsterdam is not a dangerous city. The city does especially well in regards to traffic.

Is it worth living in Amsterdam?

1. Amsterdam’s high quality of life. Amsterdam enjoys one of the lowest costs of living of the European capitals. With its historic city centre, healthy work/life balance, competitive business benefits and cultural diversity, the city has many reasons to boast.

How safe is Amsterdam at night?

Amsterdam is reasonably safe at night. But always remember that crime tends to take place at night in calm areas where no one can see you or help you. For women and men, take my advice: don’t walk alone in the park at night.

Where should you not stay in Amsterdam?

If you’re visiting Amsterdam for a few days, I’d suggest avoiding places that might seem nearby, but in reality, they are neither pretty nor convenient. That said, do NOT stay in Diemen, Amstelveen, Bijlmar, or Zuid-Oost. Unless you want to bike the city center for at least 25 minutes.

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How much is a good salary in Amsterdam?

For all of Holland (no Amsterdam surcharges): around 3000-4000 euro gross per month which usually (taxes and social security premiums) translates to between 1500-2000 euro net in hand. This is between 1 and 2 times the ‘modal’ income as we call our statistical target.

Can I move to Amsterdam without a job?

As with relocating to anywhere in the world, it’s much easier moving to Amsterdam with a job than without one. However, it’s NOT necessary to have a job before getting a BSN (burgerservicenummer), which is your citizen service number and basically your key to living in Amsterdam legally.

How can I live in Amsterdam cheaply?

Accommodation on a Budget

  1. The cheapest neighbourhoods to live in are Amsterdam Zuidoost, Amsterdam Noord, Geuzenveld and De Aker. …
  2. Avoid the centre: if you want to live in the center of Amsterdam, there is always the option of renting a room. …
  3. Sub-renting: if you need to register this is not an option.