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 C. Huygensstraat 88 (& 94)
1054 BX Amsterdam
T: +31 (0)85 273 74 54
Weekdays: 08:30 a.m.-18:30 p.m.
Weekends: 09:00 a.m.-18:00 p.m.