“The first time I came to Amsterdam was for an interview with a Dutch firm. It was the end of November, was already beginning to get dark, and it was raining. I came out of Centraal Station and walked to the nearest tourist boat and, sitting under cover, explored the Amsterdam canals. A wonderful first encounter. I really enjoyed it. It’s an enormous open air museum. You don’t need to visit museums, the whole city is one. I was only in Amsterdam for a half day, but when I got the job I came here to live.