I absolutely love Amsterdam. This is now my fourth time to the city and each time its a new and different experience.
Insider Tip:Try to not get stuck in the Red Light district for too long, yes it is fun and worth checking out but there is much more to the city than just that area. Make sure to go to the vodnelpark, rijksmuseum and van gogh if it is your first time.I also enjoy taking the canal tour by boat. you can get on by the centraal station and take an hr long tour of the city. really pretty by boat. Lastly, I would highly recommend checking out the Jordaan neighborhood. Very authentic and non-commercialized.