Bikes, Buddhists and free ferry
In front of the station you’ll find the VVV Amsterdam Tourist office. This is really useful if you need maps or info about the city, tours, bicycle rent and public transport. Behind the station you can hop on a free ferry, for example to Amsterdam-Noord.
In the area around the station there are many characteristic Dutch city houses with elegant facades. You’ll also find many bars here.
Head to Zeedijk to visit the Buddhist Temple or go to Museumhaven. This is a sheltered port area where 20 historical ships are docked. (Oosterdok 12)