Taking a ride in Rotterdam...

Rotterdam Travel Blog

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with Maike in a boat in Rotterdam.

If you want to visit a real harbor, you have to go to Rotterdam.  So we did ;)

We couldn’t avoid the traffic jam :( But it wasn’t too bad, at least I thought so. We arrived around 2:15pm

 

Our first duty was to find a parking spot. Martjin knew a parking that was located near the harbor. We parked there and went to the harbor to take a drive through the bay. It was a blast and it was even better because the weather was perfect! We took a boat called “Spido”. It was a tour through the bay. The harbor is huge! So many big buildings and tons of containers. The breeze felt so good, specially because it was a hot day! After the ride we went to a nice restaurant and had something to drink. We really needed it.

 

Now it was time to go downtown.

just chilling out after having walking around.
If you are in the harbor you just have to take a tram and then everything is walking distance. We wanted to get more touristic info, but the tour information office was already closed. So bad, but we still could walk by ourselves. Tried to go into the City Hall, but it was late for that too :(


No problem at all. I had 2 private guides, hahaha. We were walking around the city and I was able to see the City Hall, the World Trade Center and the famous Cube Houses. Everything here is so well organized. ;)


It was almost 7:30pm when we were done with our tour, although it seemed to be it was 4pm. Hahaha, well better hurry up and drive back home. Another friend - who I met while I was doing the Inca Trail - would meet us at home, yay! So good to be staying with friends, meeting other friends and having a house!!!

polvandenwirre says:
This is my native town. If you want to see some more pixs from R'dam, please feel free to visit my blog. I'm constantly adding photos (at the moment 75)...
Posted on: Mar 06, 2008
vosking says:
This is my home town. I'm loving it. I was born and raised in Rotterdam. Do you know why all the buildings are quite new and you don't see so much of the old buildings?
I just put some photo's of Rotterdam on my blog aswell. My family from Australia was over last year, so I did show them around.
The other name for the Erasmus bridge, is "the Swan".
That's how we call it.
Greetings. ;D
Posted on: Nov 28, 2007
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with Maike in a boat in Rotterdam.
with Maike in a boat in Rotterdam.
just chilling out after having wal…
just chilling out after having wa…
arriving to the harbour
arriving to the harbour
the Spido
the Spido
ready to go
ready to go
the bay in Rotterdam
the bay in Rotterdam
some buildings
some buildings
Erasmus Bridge. Rotterdam, thats …
Erasmus Bridge. Rotterdam, that's…
buildings at the harbor
buildings at the harbor
buildings at the harbor
buildings at the harbor
Stadhuis (City Hall) entrance
Stadhuis (City Hall) entrance
Hoffplein fountain in Rotterdam
Hoffplein fountain in Rotterdam
The Library
The Library
The Cube Houses in Rotterdam
The Cube Houses in Rotterdam
walking through Nieuwemarkt
walking through Nieuwemarkt
the World Trade Center
the World Trade Center
The WTC
The WTC
the entrance of the WTC
the entrance of the WTC
going inside of the WTC
going inside of the WTC
Rotterdam
photo by: polvandenwirre