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Netherlands, Rotterdam – Modern City in the Center of the World – VIDEO
Erasmus University, Europe’s largest port, and the city which was built almost from scratch after the WWII making it sandbox for many architects to unleash their creativity. Rotterdam is unlike any other Dutch city and this also holds true in Europe-wide perspective.
Don't expect many sights or rich history in Rotterdam for the city was completely bombed during the WWII. Only several houses survived as well as the town hall and St Lawrence church. The rest of almost one thousand year old city laid in ashes.
Several memorials were built to create memory of the bombing and also you can see photos related to it in museums. Rotterdam became one of the most modern cities in the world. World famous architects developed the city mostly in the 1980s. There are classic glass-dominated high rise building as well as many more "daring" structures such as Cube Houses or Erasmus Bridge.
In downtown, next to St Lawrence church there is Market Hall. It is a unique arched building operating as modern market where you can buy many typical Dutch delicacies or food from all around the world. This is partly because of the fact that over 100 different nationalities live in the city, like in Amstedam. I personally recomend you to taste some Morocco sweets or Vietnamese soup.
Very important and influential is Erasmus University. It's name comes after one of the most famous native borns- D. Erasmus, a teacher of humanism and theologian. The university plays role in permanent change of the city, its fast development and many innovations emerging there.
Still, had you missed history you can still visit the Maritime Museum Rotterdam. It is situated near downtown and some of its parts are admission free. Moreover, you get wonderful vista over the grandiose Erasmus Bridge and skyscrapers on the other side of the river.
If you arrive in the Netherlands only for a couple of days, skip Rotterdam. You won'tm iss much. However, were you interested in modern architecture, urbanism and modern art and you want to create a comprehensive picture of the country Rotterdam is the place to be. Optinally, visit the town of Gouda after which the famous Dutch cheese is named near Rotterdam.
We were impressed by Rotterdam, a beautiful Dutch city. It is a combination of large industrial center with beautiful city greenery and many attractions for locals and visitors who come here from every corner of the world.
Do you have some secret gourmet passion, some guilty pleasure you enjoy during Chirstmas markets? Do you have the feeling as if you have already tried everything sold on Christmas market in large European cities? So you think you know pretty much well what regional specialties they sell there? Well, maybe you are wrong. Let's join us and discover the unknown of the gourmet world. Do make experiments and try knew tastes and smells. Make yourselves ready for Christmas markets even if it is only September.
A small, and quite ordinary town in North Brabant province. This town is not only the birth place of the world famous Hieronymus Bosch. There are also many interesting places, and experiences to enjoy.
The most famous city in the Netherlands is known to everyone. Amsterdam is the main tourist attraction. Therefore, it is often overcrowded. Many, however, like less well known cities. If you count yourselves among such toursits, then there is we have great news. We know where to go.
Den Haag is surely the most attractive city in the Netherlands. Its atmosphere makes it a great competitor to the famous capital of this small yet rich country. If you think there is not much to surprise you than you are plain wrong.
The Netherlands is very often referred to as the Netherlands and the Netherlands, but these names are unofficial. Properly, the country is called the Netherlands or the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The capital is Amsterdam, but the royal family and government are based in The Hague. Amsterdam is therefore mainly a center of culture and tourism, many foreigners come here every year.
Water mills, tulips, bicycles, water canals, cheese, thousand-year old cities. What do you think of when you hear the Netherlands? This small western-European country is one of the most popular spots among tourists from all around the world. It is great place for students, young couples, families with children, or those who postponed travelling to the end of their carriers.
One of the most sought tourist spots in Europe is the second largest garden in the world. It is a place with the best smell that I have visited. It is an experience of a lifetime. Welcome to a beautiful garden of Keukenhof – several dozen of kilometers southwest from the Dutch capital.
Most stories about the capital of Netherlands conclude with something which shouldn’t be told to anyone else but the closest. However, Amsterdam is not just a city where crazy parties happen. If you sit on a bike and ride away from downtown you can experience the true Amsterdam, long away from Red Light District.
Haarlem used to be one of the most important cities in the Netherlands. Its name also became the name of one of the most famous districts in New York – Harlem. This beautiful, historical city is home to Dutch upper-middle class seeking to enjoy peace and greenery yet be close to the capital. It takes only 15 minutes to travel from Haarlem to Amsterdam. I can recommend to pay a visit to the city.
A guy sitting behind me is getting on fire. I do not understand from what for he drank only a third of a beer. But it is not very pleasant. For a while he annoys Ana sitting next to him. Fortunately, a very robust and kind black woman offers her to switch places.
We get up a bit earlier in the morning. Between eight to nine o’clock. We need to get to the center before our ticket will lost its validity. We pack our things and after a long breakfast and short farewell to Jell we set off to the main train station. Today, our schedule includes coffee so we find comfy armchairs under blossoming trees on the bank of one of the channels.
Last week we spent some time in Denmark in the second oldest but one of the most popular amusement parks in Europe - Tivoli. Today we visit the Netherlands. Home to the another popular park - Efteling.