Traveling to Amsterdam comes with its own connotations – and I’ll bet that none of them were intended for two adult siblings on a trip together. But that’s what happened when I was living in London, and I asked my brother if he would like to see another city during his visit. Without question, he chose the Dutch capital, and I, with many questions, booked it as his college graduation gift. (This will go down as the nicest thing I will ever do for my little brother.)
As it turns out, traveling to Amsterdam with your sibling is nothing to worry about. In fact, any awkwardness that may be expected – the Red Light District, the coffee shops, the general openness of the city – will, hopefully, turn into a running punch line. Both of us were seeing the city for the first time, and because we weren’t afraid to be honest with each other, we made for a great team. Museums? Check. River cruise? Check. Red Light District? Well, I left that to him and another guy friend after dark.