I know that it is a little late for this but i thought that i would tell you about my trip. I went there with my mom and we stayed at a little hippie-houseboad in one of the canals. It wasn't very big but i loved staying there. I realy like Amsterdam. It's not that big and you feel home realy fast. The small coffee shops on the streets, that smell like hash gives the city it's one smell.
Here is some pictures of the houseboad:
It was so nice. And this is just some pictures from the street: