Why we choose to live in Amsterdam

A Canal in Amsterdam Photo by Sean Cutrufello

A Canal in Amsterdam
Photo by Sean Cutrufello

You may have noticed the lack of posts on this website. There’s a good reason for that…we were planning our move to Amsterdam in the Netherlands! So, this is still a travel blog but it will focus on Amsterdam for a bit until we start our travels around Europe. We are trying to live like locals, but I’m sure some touristy stuff will pop up as well. One thing I can tell you, is that there will be posts on festivals, markets, and food.


So, why are we in Amsterdam? We are trying out the expat life here for a few reasons. The culture of acceptance, tolerance, lack of violent crime, and healthy living was very appealing to us. We visited in June 2013 for one week and although we only got a taste of life here, we loved it. Also, there are many opportunities for work that Sean does, so that’s a big factor…have to make that moo-la! It’s also a beautiful city with a lot to do, see, and eat. I’m impatient when it comes to things like this since I want to see, do, and eat it all within a month, but we will take our time.

Typical Amsterdam Photo Photo by Sean Cutrufello

Typical Amsterdam Photo
Photo by Sean Cutrufello

We are very excited to share this journey with you and please let us know if there’s something you’d like covered. This is a very fluid experience so you never know what we might post about!

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Jessica Cutrufello wearing a green floral dress, glasses and pink lipstick

Hi! I’m Jessica, an American who made Amsterdam her home in 2014. I share European gems through food and memorable experiences. Want to know more? Head to my about page or check out my YouTube channel.

Travel with us - Tuscany October 2022