The VVV (Dutch tourist board) has several offices around Amsterdam. Stop by any of the offices for tour recommendations, maps, and calendars of events. The helpful staff can speak many languages. In the summer, members of the I amsterdam Welcome Team can be found outside Centraal Station and key tourist spots like the Museumplein, where they help with basic inquiries and directions. Look for people wearing bright red T-shirts and caps with the I amsterdam logo.
I amsterdam Visitor Center. Stationsplein 10, Centraal Station, Amsterdam, North Holland. www.iamsterdam.com. Mar.--Sept., daily 9--5; Oct.--Feb., Mon.--Sat. 9--5 and Sun. 10--5 .