Cheaper parking in Amsterdam
The council of Amsterdam has plans to make parking your car at the P+R parking lots at the edge of the city a lot cheaper. Today you can park your car there for € 8,- per day. This would become only € 1,- from September. From these parking lots the inner city is easily accessible by public transport. So good news for those of you who are planning to visit Amsterdam in autumn of this year and who are travelling by car.
See this website for further information on P+R parking places in Amsterdam: http://www.iamsterdam.com/en/visiting/touristinformation/gettingaround/parking/park-and-ride
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
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)
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!