Tourist or Locals, All Can Find a Place to Stay In Amsterdam

Did you know that Amsterdam has the very first stock exchange and as a result of its financial status is known as the richest place in the world? This makes apartments Amsterdam a highly sought after commodity for tourists and locals alike. You would think that with the growing population there would not be enough room to house everyone. But there are tons of apartments in Amsterdam all over the city, in the country or in the metropolis. The prices will range depending on the location of course, but no matter where you choose it will be great.

How do I know this? After living there for a year in three different apartments I can tell you first hand that not only is it worth the time traveling there, it's an experience worth having. The apartments in Amsterdam have every amenity that you could possibly need. Getting food is a breeze with local markets always around pretty close by in most cases. Or you can always eat out, which I did quite frequently, so you can experience all the culture of the place.

There are supposedly over 769 things to do in Amsterdam, while I can say I didn't experience quite that many, I did eat at a lot of places. I saw some artwork and learned a little history in the process. I even went to tons of clubs like Air, or my favorite Hiding in Plain Sight. This is the only location that serves a drink called the Walking Dead which is lit on fire as it is brought to your table. After a few of these great drinks, that went down a little too smoothly I was glad that my apartments in Amsterdam happened to be close by.

How to Sell a Property Fast with a Neutral Colour Scheme

Remember the little blue teapots you lovingly stenciled on the kitchen walls? The failed colour scheme in the living room, where the burnt orange walls finally faded to a murky orange-brown? How about the scuffed walls going up to the landing? If you want to sell property fast, you need a warm, neutral colour scheme to convey warmth, comfort and the feeling that the house is inviting enough to live in.

For many years decorating magazines pushed the idea of painting a home totally in white. It was believed that this total lack of colour, would express neutrality where prospective buyers could make it their own. This has proven untrue; just like the more recent trend of painting a house totally beige, both colours suggest an institution rather than a home.

Changing your colour scheme to a neutral one need not be difficult; experts now suggest choosing a central neutral colour like gold, and going to the various lower shades on a colour card sample, so every room is centered around the same hue. Make sure to choose paint from a manufacturer that contains a built-in primer to save time, after all the goal is to sell a property fast, not spend weeks painting!

For larger rooms go with the strongest neutral colour, go to a shade lighter for the kitchen so that nice cupboards and appliances are emphasized rather than the wall. For children's rooms, that are typically quite small bedrooms, pick the lightest, or next to lightest shade on the colour card, and do the same with the hallway, to open it up.

Going with a variation of one central neutral colour, makes changing colour schemes quick and easy. Ceilings and skirting boards should be kept white, or a soft off-white to avoid harshness, and any furniture that may potentially clash with the new neutral colour scheme can be quickly covered up with a throw or stylish blanket.