A Quick Peek at Rotterdam

I know I’ve had it during trivia games: “What is the largest port in Europe?”

Answer: Rotterdam.

During my recent river cruise during tulip season, we docked on the Meuse River in Rotterdam, a thoroughly modern city, rebuilt after devastating bombing during World War II. There were so many things I wanted to see in the area, I skipped over most of Rotterdam, only seeing enough to appreciate a tiny bit of the ultra-modern and innovative architecture the city has become known for.

Of note are the Cube House residences by architect Piet Blom pictured here. They literally hang over the street and once you are inside containing no walls at 90-degree angles, making it quite a challenge to place furniture. I only know this because I looked up a story about the interior.  Apparently, residents of the 1985 complex were so harassed for a peek inside, one owner opened a museum and another offers hotel-type leasing options.  I think a quick look inside would suffice.

About KFBuchsbaum

A lover of words, learning something new every day, exploring new places, and meeting people from different cultures is what feeds my spirit. One significant thing I learned from my years in market research is that time away from an experience dilutes the memories.  You lose the highs and lows and end up with middle-of-the-road impressions.  The reason I started to blog, was to capture experiences real-time, in the moment.  I hope my moments help you relive some of your own great adventures or maybe plan some new.

Posted on May 8, 2019, in Cruising, Europe, Netherlands and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. I went inside the ‘museum’ and it was so strange. It’s certainly a lot more spacious than you’d imagine, but because of the angle of the outside walls it seems that a fair bit of space isn’t easily accessible. They manage to get 3 floors in there though, so it’s definitely interesting to visit.

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