In October, six of us decided to travel to Netherlanders. Our first time there, so we took a chance to see 3 cities: Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Amsterdam… Bought low cost tickets from Split, packed our backpacks and after 2 hours we were in Rotterdam.
First we took a tram and hurriedly went to the room we took… at ROOM Hostel… where else 🙂
Anyway, since we are well informed travellers 1.5 day, was enough for us to see this amazing city. So, we just left our backpacks and started a tour at 2pm. Everything else is on pictures, except us, who were spread all over wide streets and big squares.
Bosnia-Herzegovina flag and of-course all others, but … we had to take a picture of it. 🙂
While I was studding Planning and Urbanism of 21st century I was amazed by urban design of Rotterdam public spaces, and still I am.
River banks are great for shooting and Ana really did a great job.
Emptiness of the city at 3 pm was impressive, so we had an opportunity to focus on details such as public area lightning design, outdoor furniture and pavements… (everything what we don’t have in our city).
The most interesting thing for me, as an architect, was diversity of design and materialisation of buildings. Have to admit that I imagined crowded city, cluttered and disorganized. But in stead of that, Rotterdam has enough empty spaces around buildings so you can see each building in the great perspective and even make excellent photos.
The design is uncompromising, but the food in it is even better 🙂
For the lunch, of course, we had to separate, because there was too much good food, and not enough time to go from restaurant to restaurant all together.
After lunch we had to move on and went to see old-school project called: The Cube Houses ❤
It seems that we were looking too much at the roofs and ‘no gravity’ interiors, so we felt a little bit dizzy after a while. 🙂
But what is Europe without some old church, which you admire while thinking about hot drink in the cosy bar.
Not so much time passed but we almost saw Rotterdam city center… On our way to warm place we went through the perfect autumn landscaped river sides…
Next morning… before we went to Eindohovens’ Dutch Design Week we had to see big Rotterdam park, one of the nicest parks that I saw in Europe.
And at the very end we were on the top of Netherlands: EUROMAST TOWER 185 m heigh!
We really enjoyed it!
Until next time… we will retell this story many times. ❤ Rotterdam
Photography: Ana Lukenda