Moving To Amsterdam: My Checklist

Moving to Amsterdam was a big change in my life – exciting, but also overwhelming. Suddenly, my while life changed.

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I moved to another country, I got back to university, I started a new job, met enormous amount of people. Everything was new and time flew by fast. I tried to make my move to the city city as smooth as possible, so I created a checklist which I followed from day 1 in Amsterdam. You can also do the same to make sure nothing surprises you and you don’t miss anything important.

AMSTERDAM CHECKLIST:

#1 Apply for the course at the University

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#2 Once the university is sorted out, search for the accommodation online

#3 Look for a job online

#4 Move to Amsterdam

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#5 Register with your local embassy or consulate

#6 Arrange a bank account

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#7 Register with the local municipality

#8 Arrange and collect residence permit

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#9 Arrange local health insurance

#10 Get connected: arrange TELECOM, Internet and utilities

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#11 Register with a local doctor and dentist

#12 Learn some Dutch

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#13 Get a bike

#14 Get active in the local and expat community

#15 Fall in love

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All achieved!

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Agness Walewinder
Agness Walewinder
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26 thoughts on “Moving To Amsterdam: My Checklist”

  1. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Nawh…. all the heart feels. Such a fun post. Its such a delight to see you so happy and living the life you so clearly always wanted.
    Happy weekend. :)

  2. Bruno B @ Geeky Explorer

    Well done!
    Amsterdam is one of the dew cities I could live in Europe.

    Is that stunning view for the windmills from your house?

    1. Agness Walewinder

      No, it’s not the view from my house, but I wish it was! :) Another reason to stay in the Netherlands.. :)

  3. Vanessa @ The Travelling Colognian

    Sounds like the perfect checklist, Agness. Will you stay in Amsterdam once you received the result of your Master Thesis and exams?

    1. Agness Walewinder

      Yes. I decided to stay in Amsterdam. I was offered a job of my dreams where I can travel a lot. Already planned my trips for the summer :).

  4. Awwwww, that last one! I kind of want that too! Don’t we all? :) Can you write a post on how you request time off to travel and what to do if it’s declined and that kind of stuff?

    1. Agness Walewinder

      Hi sweetie,

      Thank you! Yes, we all want to fall in love :). Yes, sure, of course I can. I’ll try to mention it in my next posts.

  5. Tim UrbanDuniya

    Awww look at you, you little Dutch missy!! Love that picture with the cap – it suits you! ;) :p

    And as for falling in love… well, it’s no wonder you’re glowing and looking extra beautiful these days! Seems like this life suits you :)

  6. I love this post your list is great , a lot of times we want somenthing but it is important to do something about it and falling in love awww so cute

  7. LOL you made my day. Falling in love is awesome. I am going to show my sister your blog. Thank you for sharing it. Best regards!

  8. What is this “fall in love” thing? I have heard of these and I want one. Publish cheats and hacks, please…

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