Completed my bachelor's degree in Taiwan,
moved to the Netherlands for my Master's
(& hopefully a job after).
- You don't really need to speak Dutch in Amsterdam.
- First priority is getting a Dutch bank account.
- Phone contracts are easier if you have both
a local bank account and local ID.
- After you get a local phone number,
go back and change the other numbers you registered (eg. bank).
- Once you're registered with the municipality
and got your citizen service number (BSN) and phone number,
register for DigiD
to manage stuff online.
- Once you've got DigiD,
register for MijnOverheid
to receive most(?) gov mail digitally.
- Amsterdam housing is not easy to find.
Especially if you don't have a job contract.
Also don't start searching 2 weeks before you need to move.
- Amsterdam tech job market is very meh.
Approx 100 companies worth applying for (pandemic mode).
Total comp maybe 4x000 for a new grad.