New survey seeks expat views on Amsterdam

30th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

30 November 2005, AMSTERDAM — Expats are been given the opportunity to voice their opinions on living in the Dutch capital.

30 November 2005

AMSTERDAM — Expats are been given the opportunity to voice their opinions on living in the Dutch capital.

The 'Expats in Amsterdam' survey is being run by ACCESS, in cooperation with Amsterdam's Department for Research and Statistics and IAMsterdam, the official English-language portal for international visitors and enterprises.

ACCESS is a non-profit organisation which has been helping "anyone from anywhere settle with ease into The Netherlands" in the last 20 years. The organisation, mainly staffed by volunteers, has offices in The Hague and Amsterdam.

The purpose of the questionnaire is to help the city authorities to learn about expats and their way of life. The overall goal is to make Amsterdam more attractive for expats and other visitors, ACCESS said on Tuesday.

Among the questions asked are: when did you arrive in Amsterdam?; How welcome or unwelcome did you feel in Amsterdam? how easy was it to find information? and what languages do you speak?

Participants are also asked to specify the things they like and dislike about Amsterdam.

The survey is being circulated by email, and recipients are encouraged to forward the email to "friends or colleagues who now call Amsterdam home and who may have related insight".

The survey runs until 20 December and the results will be posted on IAMsterdam.com.

If you live in Amsterdam and would like to take part in the survey, click here (The survey takes approximately 15 minutes)

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Subject: Dutch news + expat opinion + Amsterdam

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