Urban Art:

Amsterdam's Street Scene

Hoi! I'm Am, serial wanderer and believer in life without borders. Expat Travel Diaries chronicles the challenges and beauty I encounter while living abroad. Keep reading for my take on Dutch culture, advice on how to see far away lands on a budget, and highlights of budding artists. 

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May 19, 2018

One of the perks of living in this small, densely populated country is its bike-friendly infrastructure and the comprehensive public transportation system.

April 7, 2018

Finally here in the Netherlands trying to figure out how to manage in your new environment?  Attempting to deal with Dutch Bureaucracy can often be an unnerving undertaking for some, but it doesn’t have to be...

October 29, 2017

One of the first things you should make a note to do once receive your residency is access your DigiD account.

October 27, 2017

Now that you’ve gotten your residence permit and applied for health insurance, you’re probably thinking, what’s next? Good ole taxes, that’s what.

October 25, 2017

You finally received your residency permit and it's time to get health insurance!

August 31, 2017

I guided Steph through the process and she recently got her two-year DAFT residency as well. Happy Dance! Here's how you can too.

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I'm Am, a freelance content writer living in Amsterdam since 2015. I'm a student in the art of experiences and relish conquering new frontiers. Enjoy my weekly feature articles about my quest to be a global citizen. Guest contributions and original photography by Steph N.

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Open Monuments Day Amsterdam

8 Sepetember - 9 September 2018│10 pm - 5 pm

Various locations

Admission: Free of charge

Klassiek op het Amstelveld

15 September 2018│10:30 am - 10 pm


1017 JD Amsterdam

Admission: Free of charge

Unseen Amsterdam

21 September - 23 September│Fri. 12 pm - 10 pm, Sat. 11 am - 8 pm, and Sun 11 am - 5 pm


Klonne plein 1, 1014 DD Amsterdam

Admission: Ticket prices vary from €16.50 to €25

The Life of Buddha Exhibition

16 September - 3 February│10 am - 5 pm

De Nieuwe Kerk

Dam, 1012 JS Amsterdam

Admission: Ticket prices vary


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