Almost one year ago Luca and I went to Holland for a week and we had time to come back to some beloved places and meanwhile to enjoy new views of this amazing country. Obviously I took a lot of pictures but unfortunately I didn’t have so much time to edit and to publish them when we came back home; anyway now I’m trying to make some quick posts to share precious memories of those days. This time I’ll share some valuable reasons to visit Rotterdam, that is only 40 minutes far away from Amsterdam Centraal.
Rotterdam is completely different from Amsterdam – it’s a modern city with a audacious architecture – and it’s Europe’s largest port. There’s a lot to see – and a lot to eat – so it’s really worth the visit, even if just for a day.
And remember: if you wake up in Holland with a weather like this, don’t worry.
It could change many times during the day, so don’t be scared but dress properly, get out and explore!
Rotterdam central station is pretty cool.
There’s lot of modern architecture to see if you walk from the station to the city centre.
Nice view of the Market Square.
A lot of colourful tulips everywhere.
Luca enjoying the sun – for a few minutes at least.
You can taste many products from all over the world at the local market.
Again, a lot of nice architecture around the market square. I love how modern buildings take place side by side historical and fancy ones.
Must see 1: the Markthal with its mesmerizing ceiling.
The Markthal is full of food as well.
Here we are, enjoying the city despite of the crazy weather.
Must see 2: the Cube Houses designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”.
Now you can take the subway and get (almost) lost.
Here it is the Rotterdam skyline from the other side of the port.
And if you are still hungry after the market hall you can have lunch at Fenix Food Factory in front of the amazing skyline.
Dont’ forget to taste some freshly made dutch waffles aka Stroopwafel.
Then have a long walk back to the city centre from this side of the port.
Must see 3: Erasmus bridge.
You see, the weather has really improved during the day!
Last but not least, enjoy the view of super flat Holland by train on way back to Amsterdam and get ready for the next adventure!