The Netherlands?

Starting to plan a one week journey to the Netherlands and need to end up in Amsterdam for a boat cruise. But I am terrible about making up my mind!! Where is a good, relatively inexpensive but safe place to stay? Somewhere I don’t need a car, where I can walk around, absorb the scenery and get used to the time zone before I pick up my daughter to carry on with my vacation. I go around and around and drive myself crazy.