Originally Posted by Hamster
thanks for your reply. I am still deciding on whether to live in or out of Amsterdam. The main reason for living outside was for the better choice of studio flats for less money and also some very nice places like Haarlem that I might like to live. I lived in London for about 10 years and it always took about an hour to get to work so 20 minutes really isnt much. I guess if your employer pays for it, that helps also.
How is the commute for going out in amsterdam until late at night?
I lived in Amsterdam for 3 months but I much prefer Utrecht. I pay slightly less than Amsterdam prices for my apartment in centrum but to me, there's no contest. And if I want bright light city I can get there and back any time day or night.
During the daytime, there's trains to Amsterdam every 15mins and if you're coming out of a club at the crack of dawn, at least every hour. Ideal
Not sure what kind of a party animal you are but for me it was important to live in a city where the transport connections were great. Utrecht never really sleeps and it's practically in the middle of the country. I can trek it to a party in the middle of nowhere and still get home on a Sunday..
Hope this helps