Tuesday, July 12, 2011


We spent a nice Sunday afternoon in Rotterdam.  Rotterdam is about a 30 minute train ride from The Hague and is a more modern Dutch city as it was bombarded by the Germans during World War II.

Below you can see modern day Rotterdam and its skyline.  The only "true" skyline in the Netherlands.

The Erasmus bridge
The daughter getting ready for our boat tour of Rotterdam and its harbor.

Going under the bridge

We are never to far from a windmill here :)

The Port of Rotterdam was the busiest port in the world from 1962 to 2004 but has since been taken over by Shanghai and Singapore.  Over 36,000 ships and 430 million tons of cargo pass through each year. 

Heading back into city

On the walk back to train station we came across the European "Caesars".  What happens in Rotterdam stays in Rotterdam.

And finally we came across this interesting piece, only to find out later what the locals thought of it.  A tidbit by the San Fransico Chronicle can be found here. LINK

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