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How To Survive In Amsterdam?

Amsterdam, 23/03/18 -

How to survive in Amsterdam?

 

Is it a good question, isn't?  How can we, French and Parisian, survive Amsterdam?

You need to know a few things, know a few rules to survive your Erasmus year, and fortunately, the rules are quite simple.

Dutch people are really punctual, so do not ever think of making them  wait. They always are on time. Buy yourself a Watch and be on time, it's more polite. Also, don't take their rudeness/directness/honesty personal. This is the way they are, and it's nice to be around people who say directly what they have to say. It's time efficient. 

As said in another article, don't forget to pay attention to the bikes while you are walking. They are really fast and unfortunately, sometimes they crash into people. If you get pushed by a bike, or if your bike has been stolen, you can say that you are finally settled down in Amsterdam.

Next rule: the drink a lot of beer. Before coming to Amsterdam, I couldn't drink beer, but now I'm really used to. The Capital has a huge range of beers, you surely will find the one you like.

 

The last but not the least, the more important: the Dutch Weather. Don't forget to buy an umbrella, good shoes and 'cape'. The cape in plastic will help you facestrong rain while you are outside, without destroying your clothes.

The Rumor is true, it's raining, sometimes snowing, everyday windy and often very cold. You will have to adapt and bring a lot of warm clothes for winter.

Winter is coming...

 

By Marion Caspar

 

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