In fact, they said it would be incredibly difficult.
So after my initial adventure, I've been continually plagued by the worst jet lag of my life.
It gets better. The ATM took my bank card because it got stuck in the slot and I couldn't get it out. The machine just told me to contact my bank. Well, my bank is in the US, or at best, in Amsterdam.
So now I have 70€ to last me until I get my new card.
It's definitely an interesting start to living in a new country.