I'm off to Amsterdam for a few days in March with some friends. Apart from all the vice, is there anything you recommend going doing or going to see?
If you don't mind traveling outside the city, about an hour south of Amsterdam in Kaatsheuvel is a place called Efteling, the best amusement park in the Netherlands and one of the best in Europe. The park is independently owned (not part of a chain), but it has a God-tier appreciation to themeing and detail on par with Disney Parks. They have a respectable roller coaster assortment, too.
Things I did as tourist with group of friends in Amsterdam:
- visit coffee shop
- visit red light district, remember those damn beautifuls prostitutes.. but they are expensive
- walking through he city and hang around in diffrrent bars in the city
Yeah. Go visit Utrecht. Not a tourist trap but with a similar atmosphere.
Spend some time in the neighbourhoods around the city centre, like De Pijp and Plantage. Good cafés, not as rushed as the canals, and not as many tourists.