Canal house museum
Located in the golden bend of the Herengracht, the museum Willet-Holthuysen paints a rich portrait of high-society life in the a800s in Amsterdam. One of the few museums in Amsterdam solely dedicated to the everyday lives of its inhabitants, the Willet-Holthuysen follows the posh couple Louisa Holthuysen and Abraham Willet, the house’s final residents.
Source: Amsterdam Magazine January 2012-01-23
Most popular gay bar in Amsterdam
Cafe Prik in Amsterdam's Spuistraat was voted the most popular gay bar of 2011 by gaysite.nl. Again, because the also won in 2010!
Restaurant Rosa & Rita
Restaurant Rosa & Rita, located just east of the city centre, received some very good reviews in magazines and websites and by the most famous Dutch food reviewer Johannes van Dam.
The restaurant only serves steaks and pizzas apart from starters and desserts. Nothing fance, just good, simple ingredients. Pirces range from € 15 to € 25 per person, closed on Mondays.
Conradstraat 47 (Oostenburgereiland)
In the winter of 2011-2012, De Nieuwe Kerk and the Jewish Historical Museum in Amsterdam will present an exhibition about Judaism. With more than five hundred objects on display, this exhibition will tell the fascinating story of three thousand years of Jewish religion, culture, art and history, the chronicle of a world religion that takes diverse international forms but has always held onto its identity. The exhibits will come from internationally renowned museums and private collections, and most of them will be on display in the Netherlands for the first time. The absolute highlights will include a first-century Dead Sea Scroll from the Israel Museum in Jerusalem, the oldest complete Torah scroll, originally from Erfurt and now at the Staatsbibliothek in Berlin, valuable manuscripts, a painting by Chagall from the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, and the Alefbet Tapestry by the contemporary Russian-American artist Grisha Bruskin.