You’re going to do your internship in Amsterdam, you don’t know much about the city and you want to know what life is like there? I hope this article will help you to have all the important things you need to know about living in Amsterdam.

Amsterdam: the city by bike

Amsterdam is a city where bicycles are widely used, it is a way to discover the city that is accessible to everyone, practical and efficient. The Netherlands is the land of bicycles with almost 60% of its population over the age of 12 cycling every day, there are 400 kilometres of cycle paths in Amsterdam. In total, the city spends more than 20 million euros a year on its cycle paths. Bicycles are used much more than cars, because parking is expensive.

Amsterdam: a special street food

The Dutch prefer street food. Foodhallen is a big street food market where you can find a long alley with restaurants, shops and foodtruck located at 5 minutes from the centre by will be able to taste the Stroopwafel, it’s two thin waffles stuck with a layer of sweet syrup in the middle, but also the Dutch fries, they are brushed with several sauces like peanut, mayonnaise, onion or ketchup, curry…

But we have already detailed the delights of the Netherlands in an article right here 😉

Amsterdam: a river city

If you like outdoor activities, we recommend a cruise on Amsterdam’s most famous canal, the Prinsengracht, where you can see Anne Frank’s house, Dom Square and the Royal Palace. Enjoy the view of the IJ river. Discover the “Skinny Bridge” of the Amsterdam islands. The Dutch capital has 1282 bridges, one of the most famous of them all is the Magere Brug, and there are 165 canals, the Canal Ring running through the centre of Amsterdam with more than 150 canals on 50 kilometres. Don’t hesitate to contact us right here if you are interested in doing an internship in Amsterdam and if you want more information about this beautiful city!