It is like this. I first heard of the minature village in Madurodam, Hague when I was just newly married and living in the middle east. Holland had an exhibition there and I was attracted to the windmills, tulips and beautiful countryside and not forgetting the huge wheels of cheese! We were young and ideal time for travel but not much money so was put on hold. Then kids arrived, change again back to homeland, start again...etc n etc. Now, hubby on business trip to Germany so thought that I'll tag along and realise my dream trip of long ago along the way. Health is not getting any better, kids are old enough to take care of themselves, so why not.
Good for you. Try to explore the city on foot and/or bicycle. You will see lots of hidden gems. Have a great trip.
Amsterdam has to be explored on foot as it is an amazing city. Use a tour guide if you want to understand the history. Some years back I stayed in Amsterdam for 11 days and enjoyed myself very much. Be careful of bicycles though as they are everywhere. Take a river cruise as it is inexpensive. They usually have an English commentary. The architecture is quite unique because they are so narrow. It is because in those years, property taxes were defined by the width of the house. If you look at the top of the houses, you will see a hook which they used as a pulley to haul heavy things up.
And take a walk to the red light district. You will see hookers behind glass windows dressed seductively. People stand there and look at them all the time. Make sure you got your camera with you because there are many photo opportunities as you walk - of local people as well as tons of tourists.