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10 Favourite Rotterdam Stores for Christmas Shopping

By Alexandra - Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Christmas decorations have been put up in towns and villages all over Holland and most children have by now already welcomed Sinterklaas and his helpers into their town. The garden… Read more…

Discover the West Kruiskade in Rotterdam

By Alexandra - Saturday, September 3, 2016

When you visit Rotterdam city centre to go shopping, do you stick to the same areas out of habit…Koopgoot, Coolsingel, Lijnbaan?  Nothing wrong with that but you might want to… 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…

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…

Christmas in Rotterdam

By Alexandra - Friday, December 18, 2015

Christmas is getting ever closer and Rotterdam is fully bejewelled for the holidays. Lights are up, windows dressed and shelves are heaving with all types of goodies.  As an added… Read more…

Black Friday Arrives in Rotterdam

By Alexandra - Sunday, November 29, 2015

Our American friends will need no explanation as to what the term “Black Friday” refers to. But for others here in Holland, perhaps we should clarify it is not the… Read more…

Rotterdam Fashion and Foliage

By Alexandra - Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sometimes a “girl” reaches a certain age where she feels like fashion has passed her by. Her need for a wardrobe update becomes all consuming. So packing all the “plastic”… Read more…

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