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Learn all about life in Amsterdam from the point of view of a self-described sarcastic expat. Go beyond the usual cliches about the joys of cycling and consumption of raw herring and bitterballen. Obviously, no blog about this city can possibly not feature articles about cycling, however, here you’ll learn about the seven almost deadly sins of Amsterdam cyclists, and all about the kind of people one tends to come across on Amsterdam’s bike lanes.

In addition to features about cycling, learn about the common scams often pulled by taxi drivers, many of whom regard tourists and foreigners in general as being a kind of biological ATM, from which they can withdraw vast amounts of money by charging criminally high prices to the unaware.

In addition, my articles about Amsterdam also feature important local news such as Justin Bieber’s alleged plan to buy a penthouse in the center of town. Plus other useful information about life in Amsterdam

The Top Five Status Symbols in Amsterdam

Dutch bakfiets or cargo bike

The Top Five Status Symbols In Amsterdam In a country with Calvinistic roots, it’s not always easy to spot what passes for status symbols in Amsterdam.  Compared to London or Moscow where it’s easy to spot the wealthy by the way they dress and the kind of cars they drive, in …

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Romantic Things To Do On Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam

valentine's day in Amsterdam

Valentine’s Day in Amsterdam According to the Independent, Amsterdam is allegedly the most romantic city in Europe.  In an article written by someone that obviously doesn’t actually live in the Netherlands, they talk about the joys of spending a romantic lost weekend in Amsterdam. With that in mind, I’ve put …

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Amsterdam Hotelnacht

hotel nacht Amsterdam sixth edition

The 6th edition of the Hotelnacht is here! During the weekend of 13 and 14 January, Amsterdam is once again a city for the real Amsterdammer. (Someone who lives in social housing in the centre of the city and complains about tourism). Some of the best hotels reserve their rooms, …

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Airbnb rentals in Amsterdam Reduced to a maximum of 30 days

Airbnb in Amsterdam

The Airbnb Gravy Train in Amsterdam is leaving the station Today in Amsterdam, Dutch property owners, who are not usually the most touchy-feely of people have been openly bursting into tears and hugging complete strangers. The reason for this is that Amsterdam City Council announced that the maximum number of …

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Are expats to blame for high rental prices in Amsterdam?

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Expats blamed for high rental prices and cost of living in Amsterdam While walking through the Ruysdaelkade, which is home to Amsterdam’s second largest red light district, I overheard a discussion between a Dutchman and a scantily clad bed bound entrepreneur. He asked her how much she charged for her …

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Living In Amsterdam Is Killing The Woman In Me

Living in Amsterdam makes the author feel invisible

One of my favorite expat bloggers is Andra Stefan author of Amsterdamming. She recently wrote an incredibly thought provoking piece which she’s kindly allowed me to repost here. Why living in Amsterdam is killing the woman in me Here is one of the very reasons I love living in Amsterdam. How could …

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