Your tips Use public transport and leave your car behind. It is excellent and reliable. Buy the travel cards - much cheaper than individual tickets.
It is constantly changing - new land / buildings / metro / museums. I lived there 50 years ago and much of it is unrecognisable from that time. the area between Schiphol and the centre used to be farmland - it is now commercial blocks and motor ways. Islands have been built in the IJ and are now full of mature housing estates. A tunnel links land on both sides of the IJ which are now much closer together - and so on.T The rebuilt Rijksmsuseum is beautiful and Amsterdammers are justifiably proud of it.