I am a woman, 45 years old, living in Amsterdam. I work as a productmanager at the head office of ABN AMRO Bank. Since 10 years I live in the Old West part of Amsterdam, the area where I rent my apartment. I am very happy to live at this place. It is a very cozy, quiet and social place with fine neighbours. Sometimes it feels like I live in a village in stead of a city. Everything I need is on walking/cycling distance. If I want to run in the park, lunch at Cafe Plaza, shop in small boutiques, go for diner in nice restaurants (and this I do a lot!), go to the theatre, a bar in the Jordaan, a music festival, or just lay down on my couch. I can do it whenever I want!