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!