Amsterdam is such a beautiful city, lots of criss crossing canals, leaning crocked houses, and bikes everywhere! I don’t think I have ever seen that many bikes before!

The Two Drifters beautiful flowers canal and bike in Amsterdam

We arrived very early in the morning to Amsterdam, so fighting our jet lag we went exploring and ended up on a walking tour. It was interesting to learn about their tolerance and different way of dealing with social issues, as well as why all their houses are so crooked, and having a tour through the Red Light District at 10am was a bit of an eye opener!

The Two Drifters beautiful canal in Amsterdam

We spent lots of our days meandering and exploring the city, stumbling across beautiful photo spots.

Amsterdam is so beautiful - The Two Drifters

Love in gorgeous Amsterdam - The Two Drifters

Beautiful red flowers in beautiful Amsterdam - The Two Drifters

We didn’t have the best weather, rainy and freezing, (I don’t think Europe has got the memo about summer yet, it’s colder than Alice Springs’ winter at the moment) so we went to have a look at the Rijksmuseum. The building is spectacular and we acted like true tourists posing in front of the ‘I Amsterdam’ letters along with everyone else!

The Two Drifters being tourists in front of the I Amsterdam sign - The Two Drifters

Amsterdam you are amazing - The Two Drifters

We are not art gallery/museum type of people, although it was interesting – there was a lot to take in, and half the time we didn’t really know what we were looking at.

Wonderful Amsterdam - The Two Drifters

Amsterdam was a great start to our trip, however jet lag meant we woke up pretty early every day and the Netherlands don’t seem to do anything before 10am – nothing was open! At night is when the city wakes up and it’s absolutely beautiful!

Amsterdam at night is so incredibly gorgeous - The Two Drifters

Next stop – Rotterdam.

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Hi there, we're Scott and Eilis, an Australian couple. We have been together for over 10 years and got engaged 2 days before we started our adventure of exploring Europe on a one-way ticket. We love adventures and have been lucky enough to have had plenty of them and now are endlessly dreaming of the next ones. We hope you enjoy our photos and stories - there's such a lot of world to see! Feel free to contact us at: