Max visited Amsterdam way back in 2008, so he was our official expert. Being an expert, he of course suggested we drink beer early and often… first at the IJ brewery and then later on a canal tour! (What really happened was that we got one of those tourist discount booklets and just did whatever weird things were included for free/cheap… like the boat ride, a cheese tasting, etc.)
We definitely rocked the tourist thing though: red light district, the heineken experience, bols house of spirits (best thing ever, even before we got to the alcohol!, the van gogh museum, delicious dutch pancakes, and the best fusion food ever – indonesian-dutch awesomeness that is a rijstafel!!!