The second leg of our Euro trip took us to the great city of Amsterdam. We've heard nothing but great things about the city, so our expectations were greater than that Meek Mill diss record we were waiting on last week… But in this case, Amsterdam, did not disappoint one bit. We loved the food (yum!), the melting pot of people, and just the laissez faire attitude of the city (RLD!).
One of the first things we noticed about amsterdam (besides that interesting smell… hmm) was the number of bikes, bike riders, and bike lanes. This is probably the easiest and fastest way to get around the city. We learned tourists far outnumber the locals (almost double). The bike lanes are one of the few things the locals revere. While we found the locals to be friendly folks, the bike lane is one thing they won't let tourists take over. Which basically means, you better know how to ride or get out of the way. Way out the way. To help locals identify the tourists, the local bike shops usually provide bright colored bikes to tourists (http://www.macbike.nl). We rented out some Mac bikes to get the full experience, and highly recommend riding around the city for anyone planning on visiting.
Below are a few bike life snaps from the trip: