“Before I came to live here, I had only been to Amsterdam for a day trip. I didn’t really enjoy the city. All I could see were crowds of tourists and as I didn’t know much about the city, I followed the crowds to the various tourist hot spots. Now that I live here, my views on Amsterdam have completely changed. This really is the best place in the world to live. It’s friendly, tranquil and beautiful. And if you want to liven things up, you only need to look around the nearest corner.