These are my personal tips -based on experience and research- for a great experience in Amsterdam! This resulted in a good list of tips! You can click on the bold text to get to the Google Maps location of the establishment.
Trust at the Albert Cuyp is a great vegan place were you pay by tip. Website
For amazing haring and kibbeling (typical Dutch fish treats) visit the stand on the nieuwmarkt square (It’s not there every day though).
Have a “broodje kroket” with mustard (white bun with a croquette filled with ragout) at Van Dobben, the dutchest snack there is.
The kroket also comes in a small balls called “bitterballen” you can buy these at almost every bar or cafe.
Best French fries at Vleminckx Sausmeesters, make sure to get them with mayonnaise or peanut sauce for the most authentic taste. You can also get a ”patatje oorlog” for a combination of mayonnaise and peanut sauce with chopped onion.
Great Coffeeshops are to begin with Boerenjongenswich has two locations in de centre of Amsterdam. My personal favorite coffeeshop is Catch 33, located a bit west of the centre. They have great quality products for a very reasonable price. Another good coffeeshop, just around the corner from Catch 33, is de Republiek wich offers a high range of good quality cannabis strains. They also sell homegrown outdoor weed sometimes! Another good one in de centre of the city is Central.
If you’re located a bit more east of the centre, two good shops are The Stud and Best Friendswho both offer good quality for a good price.