After first visiting Amsterdam in 2005, we have fallen in love with the city and have returned for many trips, short and long, since. Many people ask ‘Why Amsterdam?’. In an attempt to answer that question for ourselves and others, we recorded a conversation with our friend Mark aka Bicycle Mark aka Citizen Reporter. Mark came to live in Amsterdam as a student back in the early 2000s and never left. As a fellow independent worker, media maker and traveler, we were interested to hear how he came to love this city of canals, bikes, cheese and funky old buildings as well as what the next steps are for him as he moves on from student to “adult” life.