Walking around the city and BBQ party

Rotterdam Travel Blog

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We met with Laura in Amsterdam and took a bus and a train to Rotterdam. The weather wasn't bad, quite windy though but at least it didn't rain. We were going to Finland's Seaman church in Rotterdam for a BBQ party in the evening but before that we wanted to see the city. We didn't have any plans, just going to walk and see what comes along. First we came to this square that looked like there had been or will be something happening. We looked at the guys there with cables and came to a solution that they were building up. Then we saw the program and damn, we were one day too early for that. Ou well, maybe there's something else in this city too.

We continued to walk and came to a shopping street.
We were one day too early for this.
We weren't going to buy anything but it was nice to look. During the day we wandered to many other shopping streets too. Or at least that's how it seemed. We also wandered to these market streets and once again, it was nice to look and be amazed how cheap everything was! I introduced Laura to Dutch stroopwafels and how good where those when they were warm and fresh!

In some point we walked to a harbor and there was something happening! There were ships and people, and the sun was shining! We ate some really good smoked fish and enjoyed the relaxing day.

Later on we went to the Seaman church where the party would be. It wasn't like a church, nice cozy place. We met other Finnish people that lived somewhere in the Netherlands. There were many au pairs like Laura and they shared their experiences. We ate well and chatted with people. There was a possibility to go to sauna but even though I'm Finnish, I don't like sauna so we didn't go. Then the night was getting darker and it was time to head back to Amsterdam.
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We were one day too early for this.
We were one day too early for this.
They were still building it up.
They were still building it up.
Children got to play with ships.
Children got to play with ships.
These kids got to lift some boxes.…
These kids got to lift some boxes…
Ou, that fish was good!
Ou, that fish was good!
Thats where we got those.
That's where we got those.
There was this boat called Finlan…
There was this boat called "Finla…
Is this some old seaman fashion?! …
Is this some old seaman fashion?!…
There was a wood shop where childr…
There was a wood shop where child…
Walk of Fame!
Walk of Fame!
Had to do this in Hollywood style!…
Had to do this in Hollywood style…
Suomen merimieskirkko - Finske Zee…
Suomen merimieskirkko - Finske Ze…
Sauna, the best in Rotterdam! (tha…
Sauna, the best in Rotterdam! (th…
Something from grill with Finnish …
Something from grill with Finnish…
Later when most of the people wher…
Later when most of the people whe…
Inside cafe
Inside cafe
There is a store with Finnish good…
There is a store with Finnish goo…
46 km (29 miles) traveled
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