It was very difficult at first, the cultural adaptation, homesickness and more than anything, not knowing the language. It was very challenging, but it wouldn’t be fun if it wasn’t.
Languedoc-Roussillon is located pretty near to the borders between France and Spain, and contains great beaches to visit. We rented a car and had a good playlist for the 2h ride there. It’s not the easiest journey when driving up North, you’ll get tricky roads and bumpy rides.
The good thing about Amsterdam is you end up discovering cute little unconventional coffee shops in any alley you walk by, so there’s always places to go if you’d like a controlled sense of self