1. Amsterdam, the Netherlands
Amsterdam is Europe’s answer to a liberal mindset. While it may have a reputation for being too liberal, you may be surprised to learn that locals aren’t as radical as the droves of tourists will have you believe. Amsterdam has more freedom than most cities, sure, but this has led to that sort of thinking outside of the box you can’t get in most places, making it one of the best cities for creative people.
2. Berlin, Germany
Despite the eclectic blend of people in Berlin, the city is renowned for its synergy and strong endorsement of creative freedom. Many entrepreneurs relocate to Berlin from around the world to try their luck in the start-up scene or just to find their creativity in a city that actively promotes such endeavours.
3. Austin, Texas
Austin is the South’s creative centre, if you will. There are artists of many forms and from many walks of life residing in Austin – from musicians through to food-truck entrepreneurs, there aren’t any limits on creativity in Austin, TX.
4. Stockholm, Sweden
Stockholm is quickly becoming one of Europe’s key cities for start-up culture. Skype’s headquarters are here and a range of other influential companies are coming to the fore. The only limit to creativity is the sheer expense of Sweden, much like other capital cities in Northern Europe.
5. Cape Town, South Africa
The vibe in Cape Town is somewhat indescribable. There are many young creatives located here and the added bonus of being able to retreat to nature whenever you please is a great creative outlet.
6. Tokyo, Japan
Japan’s biggest city is hustling and bustling with creativity of all types – but none so much as tech entrepreneurship and of course the highly acclaimed Tokyo fashion scene! There is an endless amount of inspiration in Tokyo with something new at every turn, making it a city where anything seems possible.
7. Melbourne, Australia
Australia has a very distinct vibe for each capital city and for Melbourne, its all about creative freedom. The city embraces creativity in all its forms so it is here you will find many small boutique brands popping up and some great small coffee shops with huge success stories.
8. London, UK
London’s strong sense of multiculturalism makes it one of the most eclectic and inspiring cities in the entire world. Head straight for Central London or mingle with the East London social scene to keep up with the fast-paced nature of it all!
9. New York City, NY
Ahhhh, the Big Apple. No other city in the world does ‘limitless’ quite so well. New York is however extremely competitive and cut-throat, so it certainly isn’t for the faint-hearted!
10. Paris, France
Last but not least, the city of love. Paris is bursting with charm and romance at every turn, but the type of creative to relocate to Paris is usually in pursuit of one thing – the fashion scene. Designers can rest assured there’s no other city for you quite like Paris… but when was that ever a secret!?