Rotterdam, Netherlands - So much fun architecture!

Oh Rotterdam how I loved you! Rotterdam was actually the only city on our spring tour where I instantly loved it. I only planned a short time there - we arrive at lunchtime and left before dinner, but we definitely didn't squander our time. Originally I planned to overnight there, but it didn't look like it was anything special online so I thought why not just spend the day and move on to the next place and overnight there. I wish we would have spent that extra time here, but next time. This is one city we definitely need to go back to!

Now one of the things I loved about Rotterdam is the architecture! Everywhere you looked there were interesting buildings. We walked all over the place and it was a whole city of really cool buildings. I loved it!

There was also a ton of street art (which I also love!)





Since we arrived at lunchtime first stop was lunch at De Kade. We started with the veggie chicken satay - so good!

And some gyoza

Then had the roti veggie chicken

and the noodles with veggie duck. It was so hard to choose what to have as there were so many amazing sounding options and it was all super tasty

Then time to wander. We had looked up things to see while eating lunch and made a plan to walk over to the Cube Houses and then circle back for our evening train, 



First we walked along this park



All of the buildings were crazy!

The mall we walked through


The market hall

An Asian festival we spied on (they didn't have anything for me to eat :(

Inside the market hall!


It was really pretty inside






The cube houses! These were seriously cool. Like...you could see people inside and they had some things in the windows and I wanted to go inside and see what they were like. There is a hostel in one of them so maybe next time we come we will stay a night in there to spy on the insides. It was just a bunch of giant cube blocks stacked together












It is really weird walking through there, but super cool


Taking a break by the water



Witte Huis - the first high-rise in Europe






Art over the water



It was beautiful out but really hot in the sun













On the way back to the train station we found all the street art













Back to the park that leads to the train station




And off to Den Haag. I really loved Rotterdam even though we only spent a few hours there. I definitely want to come back and explore more!

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