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Make-Over for the Coolsingel

By Alexandra - Saturday, April 15, 2017

April sees the start of exciting renovation work on the Coolsingel, one of the most recognized and busy streets in the Rotterdam city center. Plans were unveiled in November 2016… Read more…

Hotel New York on Rotterdam’s Wilhelminapier

By Alexandra - Thursday, November 3, 2016

Rotterdam’s 4-star Hotel New York is housed in a century old monumental building at the west end of Wilheminapier. Find out more about this historic landmark and what is on… Read more…

Rotterdam Statues That Make Us Smile

By Alexandra - Saturday, September 17, 2016

I couldn’t begin, what I hope to be, a series of blogs on statues and sculptures, without first mentioning the oldest known bronze statue in The Netherlands. It is the… Read more…

Roaming Rotterdam First Anniversary

By H2H - Wednesday, August 17, 2016

It’s been a year to the day that our newest blog ‘Roaming Rotterdam’ first went live. Here we take a look back at some of the topics covered by our… Read more…

A River Runs Through It

By Alexandra - Friday, June 17, 2016

I like to think that the beating heart of Rotterdam is its people. That being so, then the Nieuwe Maas River is surely the life-blood flowing through it. The Nieuwe… Read more…

Stairway to Heaven…in Rotterdam

By Alexandra - Thursday, June 2, 2016

Throughout the summer, Rotterdam continues to celebrate reconstruction of the city which has taken place since the bombardment in 1940 until the present day.  See Rotterdam Celebrates the City (‘Rotterdam… Read more…

Under the Arches: A New Shopping Experience in Rotterdam

By Alexandra - Tuesday, May 17, 2016

  QUESTION: Where is the longest national monument in the Netherlands? ANSWER: The Hofbogen in Rotterdam. The Hofbogen (officially known as the Hofplein Viaducts) formally supported the railway track of… Read more…

An Old Friend Remains in Rotterdam

By Alexandra - Tuesday, May 3, 2016

  “Donner” is a well-known and well-loved name to all Rotterdamers and the English-speaking community alike.   If you are not already acquainted with this book store then there is a… Read more…

The Four Winds (De Vier Winden) Windmill

By Alexandra - Sunday, April 17, 2016

Standing on the banks of the Rotte river is a charming windmill. What sets this mill apart from many is that it is also a delightful shop. Step through the… Read more…

Warehouse 24

By Alexandra - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

In a relatively quiet area of Rotterdam close to Wilhelminapier stands a moving memorial… Following the occupation of Holland during World War II by Nazi Germany, it should have come… Read more…

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