6. There's a better way to explore Amsterdam's canals
Skip the commercial tours and gather a handful of your nearest and dearest for a Rederij Paping tour. Skipper Paap knows everything there is to know about Amsterdam's nooks and crannies... not to mention its canals, as he lives on one. You can bring whatever you want to eat, drink, or smoke (no problemo), and can ask plenty of questions (no pre-recordings here). Plus, the boat is solar-powered, so you get to feel super ethical. Also an option: evening disco tours.
7. There's a free outdoor gym in Rembrandtpark
Half a dozen bodybuilding machines with built-in weights await in the city's greenest gym. You'll find it on the eastern side near the Corantijnstraat entrance.