While beautiful Amsterdam is the capital of the Netherlands, according to the Dutch constitution, the parliament and the Dutch government have been situated in The Hague since 1588. This doesn't keep Amsterdam from being a vibrant city and magnet to travelers everywhere!
Sometimes the best way to introduce yourself to a new place, is to simply take it all in as a wide-eyed tourist. We did this as we spent a few days wandering beautiful and energetic Amsterdam. Cameras in hand we simply wandered on foot, hopped on a canal boat and sat canal-side to soak up this amazing Dutch city.