Hoi hoi! Excuse my Dutch, I’ve been to my ‘neighbours’ 3 times this month which makes me want to use my good old Dutch vocabulary from my days in Amsterdam. Nah, just kidding, I’m fine with Flemish for now. But I do love those Dutchies! Y’all know I’ve fallen for Amsterdam long time ago but it seems that Rotterdam is also very charming. It’s nothing like Amsterdam though… but it’s a very interesting city nonetheless. For those who haven’t been there and don’t really know what it’s like, I can tell you this: it’s a very new city because they had to rebuild most of it after the destruction in WWII. Architects and artists ‘took over’ the city and made it to what it is now. A city with lots of high buildings in weird shapes (those Cube houses!!!) and art in places you don’t expect.
My tour guide was the sweet Renee, whom I met at Marie Claire last year. She showed me around, talked about the city and since we had to catch up on a lot of stuff, we did that and boy did we have fun! I haven’t seen the whole city just yet but I’m sure we’ll reschedule for another tour. I can tell you this though: shopping is to be done at Imagine by Kim in the Pannekoekstraat and foodies should head over to Bazar for some amazing world food in Witte De Withstraat.
That’s it for now but I’ll be back Rotterdam!