I live in the north east uk, near Newcastle and recently applied for a job in Amsterdam and I've just been told I've got the job, just waiting for security clearance check before I can start.
What's it like living over there (price wise) for food and general living expenses etc....
Cheers in advance for any help at all.
Hello I am Leon and I live in Velserbroek which is quite close to Haarlem, but I study in Amsterdam. Food prices don't differ that much (I think) from England but house prices can be quite expensive because the Netherlands is a small country with lots of people in it and in Amsterdam it's crowded. So your main concern would be to find a cheap room with enough space to live in it. But it is a beautiful environment and I like it because it's crowded so there is always something to do. Which part of Amsterdam you plan to live in?
Not from Amsterdam myself but it's most likely a little bit cheaper than the UK [Comparing with London]. Parking in Amsterdam has always been an issue, so I suggest to buy a bicycle [transport nr 1 in the cities here in Holland if I'm correct].
Ask Nemez for actually prices for food and stuff as he lived there.
Those guys up here summed up things nicely already, sounds about right! Perhaps a better idea to find a place to live just outside of Amsterdam, prices in the city are high and availability low. But ofcourse i don't know what kind of accomodation you're looking for and what budget you have!
I'll be in a shared house with 2 other lads who work for the company, the houses look orite, private bedrooms, shared kitchen/bathroom/living areas but there all a good size, they have their own gardens aswell so they seem spot on.
A few people have said bike is the best transport over there, and it's only a mile or 2 from the houses to the work site so not too far.