We are planning on being in Amsterdam in late August 2017 and also returning in mid-September (my wife has a medical conditions that forces us to avoid the cooler months with less crowds). I'm trying to get a picture of how crowded the tourist areas are and also for the popular sites like the Rijksmuseum and the Van Gogh museum (we both paint and enjoy art).
Are these museums as crowded as say the Louve in Paris which gets pretty bad towards the afternoon? We found Florence to be quite crowded; not too bad in the streets but the Uffici was really awful and we had reservations. The Florence restaurants were too crowded at lunch time in our opinion. We do try to get early starts and we read the RS book for tips.
We will also be going outside of Amsterdam, but I'm trying to assess how many days to spend using the city as a base starting late August.
I don't mean to be a complainer, just trying to be realistic.