Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Rotterdam Netherlands

Although we had been to the Netherlands before, we'd never been to Rotterdam. It was an amazingly beautiful city. When we first arrived we were able to look out from the balcony of our cruise ship cabin at the beautiful Erasmusbrug bridge, a modern suspension bridge known locally as "The Swan." The bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel and opened in 1996.

For our day in Rotterdam we had booked a half day personal tour. It turned out to be one of our favorite tours. It was a walking tour, and boy did we walk! On much of the tour the guide would point out various pieces of street art. There are 174 pieces of art in the Rotterdam Street Art Museum.

The Rotterdam Netherlands photo album contains a number of additional pictures of street art we saw during the tour.

One of our favorite stops was the Cube Houses. People actually live in these cube houses. It's only because one enterprising owner decided to open up their home to tours that we were able to see the inside of one.

These are the original "tiny homes" and maybe the inspiration for tiny homes you see in many places in the USA? The Rotterdam Netherlands photo album contains a number of photos showing the inside of the cube houses. They're very "cozy." But you have to wonder how the people of Rotterdam, many of whom seem extremely tall, could live in such a tiny home.

These three pictures hardly do justice to the sights of Rotterdam. So be sure to click this link or one of the pictures above to see more pictures in the Rotterdam Netherlands photo album.

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