Postcards From Rotterdam

Rotterdam is located in the middle of the maze of rivers and artificial waterways forming a double estuary of the Rhine and Meuse.

It is located in the Southern part of the Randstad, the sixth largest metropolitan area in Europe with its population of 6.7 million people.

The largest port in Europe and one of the busiest ports in the world, the port of Rotterdam was the world’s busiest port from 1962 to 2004, when it was surpassed by Shanghai. Impressive, isn’t?

The rivers (Rhine and Meuse) lead directly into the centre of Europe, including the industrial Ruhr region.

Rotterdam is a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating heart.

The city keeps reinventing itself at a rapid pace, redefining and expanding its already impressive skyline every time you visit and presenting new cultural and sporting events to surprise and delight you.

Its ever-changing nature makes Rotterdam a city that you can rediscover time and again.

 Have you ever been to Rotterdam? If not, what are you waiting for? :)


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Agness Walewinder
Agness Walewinder
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28 thoughts on “Postcards From Rotterdam”

  1. Been there too.
    It’s such a weird (but interesting) city, Rotterdam :)

    Lots of modern buildings, many of which reminded me of former communist buildings in Central and Eastern Europe.

    Yeah, I remember the pencil-shaped building and that church :)

    It was grey weather at the time of my visit too!

  2. I absolutely love the architecture there, Agness. Let me gather some of those dried meats, the bread and find some cheese…and I would very happy going on walking tour with my snacks. Really nice touch on the black and white photos too! :)

  3. Tim | UrbanDuniya

    Rotterdam seems to have a really interesting culture, separate from the rest of Holland. Thanks for sharing, although I’m glad you are there in that wintry weather, and not me!! :p

  4. Rotterdam is nice, full of interesting architecture mainly new, but I really liked the old part as well where the windmill is, probably one of my favourite bits :)

  5. Anna @ shenANNAgans

    Rotterdam, that’s the name of the cruise ship I am going on at Christmas time. :) This real Rotterdam looks sweet, love all the hanging snags, so Euro. Hope you are staying warm, looks a bit chilly in your neck of the woods. Happy weekend. :)

  6. Constance - Foreign Sanctuary

    Such a lovely collection of photos!! I just love the fall colors! I especially love the photos with the reflection in the water!! – Just beautiful!

  7. I have been to Rotterdam! The old post area was pretty with some interesting modern sculptures. The train station staff were friendly too :)

  8. Rotterdam is probably my favourite place in the Netherlands, I’ve been there numerous times and it just never gets boring! Such an underrated destination!

  9. Been to many countries in Europe but still haven’t stepped foot in the Netherlands! Rotterdam seems interesting so will keep it in mind. Great pictures :)

  10. Hi guys, Have you ever been to Norway or Iceland ? I’m looking for a place to capture Northern Lights in the nearest months… Will appreciate your advice or a link :) Cheers from Ireland, Swav

  11. Rotterdam is such a surprising city. I was born there, but moved away and recently discovered how pretty it really is. It just gets a bad rep for nothing really. Great post!

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