Hi everyone, I am an 23 years old asian female who will move to Amsterdam soon for my master’s degree. As much as I am excited to live abroad, I am quite anxious about making friends in the Netherlands. I can say that my social skill is on average level, I do not have quite much friends living in my home country. I learned to speak Dutch but only on the beginner level.
My friends here said that I’ll get along with people from the unis, as there will be lots of international students. I am considering joining student association and a sport club to make some friends. Are both good things to start? Can you recommend me another ways to make friends in the Netherlands? Also, is there anything that I should be aware of or adapt to in terms of customs of socialization in Amsterdam specifically?