Hallo 🐠 got a promotion and transfer opportunity to move to Amsterdam from the US (I’m in the industry). Looking for inputs on best neighborhoods to rent a place! I’m moving with my fiancé and we are in our late 20s

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I moved here from the US too. Love the Amsterdam West area. It’s affordable compared to the center, close to the airport, many parks, great art and food scene, and very well-connected to public transport. Feel free to dm me if you’ve questions


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