You can’t just look something up. In order to get a feel for a place you need to go there, walk the streets.
I know Amsterdam, I’ve been there a lot on holiday. The last time I went I took a notebook and started jotting things down, looking for places that would fit in with my plot. I imagined the protagonist walking the streets and how he would feel.
I needed to do that in order to make it real. Scooby Doo set one of its shows in Scotland with the worst Scottish accents ever, even worse than Groundskeeper Willie, and wrong place names. They went for an amalgam of Glasgow and Edinburgh but pronounced it American not Scottish or even English.
Scarborough is a popular holiday resort in Yorkshire. We pronounce it Scar brugh. Two syllables none of that borrow nonsense. That’s how place names ending borough are pronounced over here. All of them, no exceptions.
Now I know it’s only a kid’s show but it was clear the production team have never been to Scotland. It was terrible