In the direct surroundings is a wide variety of cafes and bars. Lively Nieuwmarkt and the Red Light District are "around te corner"
Looking for gifts, shoes or clothing, main shopping street Kalverstraat is 10 minutes by foot. Or visit De Bijenkorf, official dutch daughter of the famous department store Selfridges.
From Amsterdam Central Station there are direct links to attractions such as van Gogh museum, Anne Frank House. The royal palace and canalboat companies are on walking distance