Close to the cannel district, but much less known is the Amsterdam Plantage district. It’s really worthwhile paying a visit, with it’s many museums and cultural institutions; all withing walking distance, spread around the beautifull, friendly neigbourhood. The district is very interesting because of it’s architecture too.
On Sunday January 22nd the attractions in the district organise ‘Winter Plantage”. With lots of extra activities (mostly in Dutch) and extra ‘Dutch winter atmosphere’.
Tip: an I amsterdam City Card could safe a lot of money, when you visit many attractions in one day.