#travelwithme to RotterdamTuesday, May 24, 2016
work out, some cooking & shopping, pretty much all the time busy!
But today's post is about last week when we visited Rotterdam & the weather
was still pretty cold so don't wonder if you see me wearing a coat & a beanie!
We have visited Holland before but Rotterdam was left out until last week!
So after checking www.tripadvisor.com we established our destination points in
Rotterdam because we were there just for a day & we wanted to get the most out
of it in these few hours we had available, as you can see in the pictures!
So out of the 10 things to do in Rotterdam according to TripAdvisor
we got to do only 6:
- Euromast Tower -
The Euromast was built in 1960 by architect H.A. Maaskant and contractor J.P. van
- Erasmus Bridge -
in the centre of Rotterdam, connecting the north and south parts of this city, second
Christian renaissance humanist. The 802-metre-long (2,631 ft) bridge across the
bridge section has a single 139-metre-high (456 ft) asymmetrical pale blue pylon
with a prominent horizontal base, earning the bridge its nickname "The Swan".
- DE Rotterdam -
Rotterdam Cruise Terminal and was finalized at the end of 2013. On 21 November 2013,
the municipality of Rotterdam, as the largest user, received the keys.
The design provides space for offices, a hotel and apartments. The 44 floors amount
to a total floor space area of about 160,000 m², making it the largest building
- Wilhelminapier -
Wilhelminapier is a small peninsula, located at the south bank of the river Maas at
the foot of the Erasmus Bridge. One modern building after another has risen here since
the beginning of the new millennium and this makes Wilhelminapier the icon of
- New York Hotel -
The well-known Hotel New York can be found at the end of Wilhelminapier as well.
This hotel used to be the headquarters of the Holland America Line (HAL), but now
- Delfshaven -
located on a major river, so in 1389 a harbour was created about 10 km (6 mi) due
south of the city, to be able to receive seafaring vessels and avoid tolls being levied
by the neighbouring and competing city of Rotterdam. This settlement was named
Delfshaven ("Port of Delft").