Architecture,  Art,  Netherlands,  Rotterdam,  Sightseeing,  Street Art

rotterdam architecture & sightseeing

rotterdam has been one surprise after another.  from the food to the beaches to the people, we enjoyed them all equally.  the most noticeable trait about the city is that which stares you in the face… its bold and modern architecture.  we arrived in rotterdam at the central station and the complexion of the city was immediately apparent.

rotterdam centraal train station
completed in 2014, rotterdam’s main station looks like a supersized lasagna tray
erasmusbrug bridge aka the swan
a great city to look up in; this makes me think of hong kong & tokyo
44 floors and 160,000 square meters of space make up de rotterdam’s layout
the former head office of the holland america line
the city’s cubic houses. residential, hostel and a museum all rolled into one complex
we didn’t make our way into the museum but you can see the interiors of the units very clearly from the street
located at blaak station, the cubic houses are very central
also at blaak station, rotterdam’s mecca for food stalls is markethaal
the biggest market in the city takes place outside markethaal on sundays and is worth a stroll through to see all the fresh produce, cheese, meats, flowers and antiques
build it and they will come. not true for travel blogs but definitely true for food markets.
many a calorie was ingested with this view

we didn’t make it to the euromast, one of the highest structures in the city which overlooks the shipping canal but instead, i snuck out for a few hours for a mural hunt and found some paintings around town.

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considered one of the most modern cities in the world, rotterdam wears that tag proudly.  beauty is in the eye of the beholder and while i would guess that not everybody appreciates the modern style, it’s hard to argue against it making the city unique.

residential towers dwarfing a four storey church
evening light near markethaal
peace out rotterdam… onwards to amsterdam


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