20231111 134839 Rotated, Missy E

Rotterdam 2023…

Hubby and I recently visited The Hague and Rotterdam in the Netherlands, this is the quieter side to the Netherlands unlike the hustle and bustle of Amsterdam, describe the architecture of the Netherlands, the scenery

The train journey itself was a breeze, offering scenic views of the Dutch countryside as we made our way from The Hague to Rotterdam. The efficiency and punctuality of the Dutch rail system left a positive impression, making it a stress-free and enjoyable experience.

Upon arriving in Rotterdam, I was immediately captivated by the blend of tradition and innovation. The iconic cube houses, designed by Piet Blom, stand out as a testament to Dutch creativity. These quirky, tilted structures are a must-see, offering a unique glimpse into modern urban living. Exploring the interiors of these cubes was a fascinating experience, showcasing thoughtful design and efficient use of space.


Rotterdam, a city known for its avant-garde architecture and vibrant energy. The Markthal, a true architectural marvel, was a amazing to look at , with countless food eateries within its walls you will be spoilt for choice. The striking horseshoe-shaped building houses a bustling market with a diverse array of food stalls and shops. From fresh produce to international delicacies, the Markthal is a culinary haven for food enthusiasts. The aroma of spices, the vibrant colors of fruits and vegetables, and the lively atmosphere created a sensory overload that was impossible to resist.

Speaking of food, the culinary scene in both The Hague and Rotterdam left a lasting impression. Local cafes and restaurants offered a delightful array of Dutch specialties, from hearty stews to mouth-watering cheeses. The emphasis on fresh, locally sourced ingredients was evident in every dish, providing a true taste of Dutch gastronomy.

here is a list to start you with

  1. walk along the bridges the views are stunning
  2. visit Markthal in Rotterdm
  3. Eats street food, there are so many choices
  4. Visit the Cube Houses
  5. try the cheeses
  6. take the tram and visit the seaside
  7. admire the amazing architecture
  8. there are museums galore – choose one and lose yourself

What truly stood out during my visit was the friendliness of the people. Locals in both cities were approachable, welcoming, and eager to share insights about their culture. Whether seeking directions or engaging in casual conversation, the warmth of the Dutch people added an extra layer of charm to the entire experience.


Until da next Tyme


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