Posts Tagged‘Rotterdam’

Rotterdam with kids: Child-friendly weekend in Rotterdam

View on Rotterdam's architecture, river maas and people sunbathing in a foreground

Rotterdam is home to some of the most amazing architecture and street art in the Netherlands. It’s one of the most liveable and child-friendly Dutch cities, as well. Recently I’ve spent a weekend there with my son, and we have discovered some great things to do in Rotterdam with kids. Rotterdam with kids You can visit Rotterdam on a day trip from Amsterdam or some other Dutch city. But, to get its great vibe (which is one of my favourite parts of Rotterdam), I would recommend you to spend the whole weekend there. There are so many fun things to…

The Cube Houses in Rotterdam

The cube houses in Rotterdam

The Cube Houses in Rotterdam are probably some of the most famous buildings in the Netherlands. Built back in the 1970s, bright yellow houses are attracting people from all over the world. I had a chance to visit one of them last weekend, and have found its architecture to be utterly amazing. So, I researched their history a bit, took some photos of their interior and explored the idea behind them. Modern architecture in Rotterdam Unlike the rest of the Netherlands, Rotterdam was completely destroyed during the Second World War. City planners have decided, instead of repairing the old buildings,…

SS Rotterdam: Spending a night at the historical ship in Rotterdam

Large historic ship in Rotterdam

SS Rotterdam is a ship that used to sail between the Netherlands and New York, starting from 1959. It’s turned into a hotel – ship today and while staying there, you can explore it and learn about the way it was navigated, or what people were doing during the long journey. I’ve spent a weekend on it with my son, and it was absolutely a highlight of our trip to Rotterdam. History of SS Rotterdam SS Rotterdam is a historical ship and a former ocean liner that used to sail on the Holland-America Line. Its first voyage was in 1959…

Dutch towns you have to visit – recommended by local travel bloggers

Boath on Maas river in Maastricht

Although Amsterdam is the city coming to anyone’s mind when thinking about the Netherlands, there are so many interesting places to be seen in that lovely country. I’ve asked some of the travel bloggers living in the Netherlands to recommend some of their favourite places. And here it is, a list of Dutch towns you have to visit (recommended by local travel bloggers). Dutch towns you have to visit The Netherlands is a small country, so going to any of these places on a day trip from Amsterdam should be quite easy. It’s well connected by a train and you…

Rotterdam: City of street art & a stylish modern architecture

View on art and Rotterdam Erasmus bridge in background

Rotterdam is a young vibrant city with a perfect combination of a street art and a stylish modern architecture, a great food scene and a cool young vibe. It’s probably my favourite city in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is very beautiful, unique and classy, but Rotterdam is definitely its cooler younger brother. Why you should visit Rotterdam? For its stylish architecture At the beginning of the 20th Century Rotterdam was a very typical Dutch city, with its small brick houses and a cosy town feel. However, most of the old city centre was destroyed in bombing during the Second World War.…