I'm afraid that I don't know what I will using Ara's name for in the future and may very well be using it for something more legitimate than a blog on WTS. but I suppose it wouldn't hurt :D by the way, I'm digging the Bowie.
I have been quite well, some very good things have been happening as of late that I would love to discuss with you sometime!(I do not want to jinx it by putting it out there publicly) I would most dearly love to have the other pink pistol, so please do drop me a private line or chat sometime so we can work out the arrangements!
It kind of depends on what king of weather you want and how expensive you want tickets and stuff to be, and how busy you want the attraction and city to be.
our vacation time is around August, and thats also the warmest time of year (summer). I generally avoid the city around that time. Though I August its a good idea to visit Lisse (not to far from Amsterdam) for our yearly fantasy fair with a big chunck of Steampunk going on! http://www.castlefest.com/page/en/2013/news/news.php?lang=EN Its 1 to 4 of August.
If you dont mind cold/drizlle I'd say visit Amsterdam around March/April.. its a bit warmer then normally but still cold and gloomy. Tourist attraction and everything will be open though, and it generally all a bit cheaper.
Oh- I highly advice you to visit the Amsterdam Dungeon.. its a lot of fun! Its a short distance walk from the dam. :)