Last Saturday, I celebrated my previous roommate's birthday together with my current roommate in Amsterdam. I don't live in Amsterdam, I don't know the city at all. I've been to Amsterdam about 5 years ago during a summer camp, and I never really got the "feel" of the city. But my previous roommate knows the city, and she took us to a few wonderful places.
Lunch at a canal
We had lunch on a pontoon on one of the canals. Even though it is still winter, we could sit outside, out of the wind and in the sun.
Chocolate approved by a Belgian! They sell really really great chocolate in their chocolaterie, as well as delicious pie in their neighboring coffee place.
We spent the majority of our afternoon marveling over the gems of Islamic art from the Khalili collection which are currently on disply in the Nieuwe Kerk. If you like art and have some spare time, it's a must visit.