Amsterdam Rankings: Quality of Life, Cost of Living, Crime Rate, Culture…

Amsterdam again ranks fourth place on the index of the most dynamic cities in Europe as reported by Savills IM. Amsterdam is ranked as the 50th most expensive city in the world for expats according to Mercer’s 2018 Cost of Living Survey. The significant jump over last year’s position is due to the high cost of rental properties, as well as the strong position of the euro against the dollar.

Van Gogh Museum – Amsterdam’s most popular museum

Amsterdam’s Van Gogh Museum contains the largest collection of paintings by Vincent van Gogh in the world.

With 2.26 million visitors in 2017, it is not only Amsterdam’s most popular museum — but also the most visited museum in the Netherlands.

We provide details about the collection, along with information about the current temporary exhibition: Van Gogh Dreams

And you’ll find our how the Dutch pronounce ‘Vincent van Gogh’.

2018: No ticket sales at the door. You can only visit the museum after buying timed-entry tickets online. We show you how and where.

Amsterdam street food delicacy: Herring

Without a doubt, the Dutch street food most frowned upon by tourists, expats, and immigrants, is herring. Squeamish tourists often assume the fish is eaten raw, but that is not the case.

Herring is the Netherland’s national snack: If you’ve never tasted fresh herring you don’t know what you’re missing.

You’ll have plenty of opportunity to eat this Amsterdam street food delicacy. Hollandse Nieuwe — ‘New Herring’ — season started on June 13. They are especially tasty this year!

About DutchAmsterdam.com

This travel and visitors guide to Amsterdam, Holland, (“Dutch Amsterdam”) is prepared by a couple of Amsterdam locals – not by paid professionals, tourist office officials, or any other agency.

We love Amsterdam — a world-class city in pocket format — and truly enjoy sharing our knowledge about it with others.

Inside you’ll find facts, vibe, and serendipity.

Anne Frank House – one of Amsterdam’s top 3 museums

The Anne Frank House is the third most popular museum in Amsterdam — after the van Gogh Museum and the Rijksmuseum.

The popularity of the small museum has made it necessary to introduce a new , online tickets only system, complete with timed entry slots.

While it can be quite a challenge to secure tickets online, there are benefits as well. Earlier, waiting times in the line to the box office could easily top 2 hours.

Map of Amsterdam

We’ve got a Google map of Amsterdam with links to various tourist sights, museums, and other attractions.

You can also download an Amsterdam map — either to print, to share, or to use as a PDF.

Also handy: book your hotel by location.

Plus: find out what Amsterdam’s street names mean.