My tips for Moving to Amsterdam

I recently moved from the US to the Netherlands for work. Having moved around the States quite a bit I expected that moving to Amsterdam would be fairly similar. That was a big eye opener when I arrived in Amsterdam as a brand new expat looking for housing. I quickly realized that I had absolutely no idea of how things where done in Amsterdam. Back home in the US I knew the area, where the best places to live are and where the ones are you should stay out of.