Holland, the Dutch, can’t be pigeon holed. In rural Holland old traditions are still adhered to although the cultural diversity has been embraced whole heartedly. There is no them and us in this country.
Then there is Amsterdam. Is it playing to the crowd? Is it pandering to the stereotypical expectations of tourists? No, I don’t think so. It doesn’t play the big noise. It doesn’t have big “must see” attractions. Amsterdam doesn’t need them.
It is best to walk around it. There is a good tram infrastructure, you can go by canal & get off at various points, you can hire a bike and cause general chaos in doing so but it is definitely best to walk.
Amsterdam, if you open your eyes, look up, down, all around is an experience.
Of course the Red Light district is popular but start on Warmoesstraat and just wander.
Try the bars, maybe the coffee shops, have a Belgian beer, try a Moksi Meti in Kam Yin Surinaamse restaurant.