|All I wanted to do during my six-week work placement in The Netherlands was interview my favourite footballer and try to learn something from the country of Bruna, Rietveld and Crouwel before returning home to London.
I didn't expect to expand my command of the Dutch language further than 'neuken in de keuken', start putting mayonnaise on
|my chips instead of ketchup or stay in the country for six years.
But I did. Because what I really love about Amsterdam, besides the canals, bicycles, Bojo's, de Prael and Paradiso, is its size. Big enough to be one of Europe's cultural capitals,
|small enough to able to connect with people easily. Everyone is a coffee, a bike ride or an introduction away, which is just the way it should be.
Everything I've achieved could only have been done in Amsterdam - which is why it's the place I call thuis.