When I'm visiting, I prefer to see the less touristic part, or as the saying goes: "when in Amsterdam, do what the dutch do". It's as simple as this. I like to experience what the Dutch experience in their everyday lives. And Amsterdam is a very touristic place, that's why I tried avoiding the big spots.
Most of the times I went out, I had the pleasure of sitting at the same table with locals. I find it really important how the locals make you feel in their country. And I was impressed that the dutch don't seem bothered by the fact that there are more visitors than actual citizens.
No one really cares what you do, as long as it doesn't bother them. Personal Recommendation: I also had the luck to discover a place that made me feel like I'm in Vama Veche. It's called Pllek, I'll let you discover its location on your own.
The beautiful Hague is a city as big and beautiful as Amsterdam, but calmer. It is also known as "The Counts' Hedge". This refers to the fact that Dutch noblemen once used the land for hunting. And it's shocking how many bikes there are!