You can find all the top museums of the Netherlands; het Rijksmuseum (the national museum), het Stedelijk Museum (the museum of modern arts), and the Van Gogh museum, just a couple of minutes away by bicycle from the Vondelpark, at Museumplein.
Alternatively you can explore Oud-West, a very relaxed part of town with lots of options for shopping, eating and drinking. A new highlight here is De Hallen, a renovated tram depot which now houses a food market, library, cinema, shops and a hotel.
1e Constantijn Huygenstraat 88
(corner Eerste Constantijn Huygenstraat and Overtoom)
1054 BX Amsterdam
tel: +31 (0)85 273 74 54
Mo – Fr: 8am – 8pm
Sa – Su: 9am – 7pm