Favorite thing: If you are fed up with Amsterdam you can travel around using public transport bus, tram, subway. Zandvoort aan zee, Volendam, Edam, Amstelveen, Almere,.....There are diffirent ticket prices, 24h ticket, ramble ticket,... more info on www.connexxion.nl
Well, My fondest memory is really in a place just outside of Amsterdam called Edam. Definatly visit this beautiful village and rent a bike. Just for an hour or so. They are awesome old bikes-complete with the little hand bell. Riding along the red cobblestone past the beautiful dutch houses, canals and windmills is a priceless experience!
Also in the same town is a cheese-making factory, and a little wooden shoe carving factory. When I say 'factory' I mean, little dutch looking house where they make the stuff
Favorite thing: You must cycle through the mean streets of Edam - just kidding, it was absolutely lovely, very quaint and idyllic!