The port of Rotterdam
We want to experience the port of Rotterdam on a harbor tour. Even if this is not by the sea, this gives us an impression of one Holland vacation by the sea. Our ship casts off right next to the Erasmus Bridge, which looks like a harp. The sun shines from the sky and the wind blows around our noses as we set off for the Atlantic. We want to take a look at Europe's largest container port. The sea lies twenty-five kilometers from the Downtown Rotterdam away.
The journey to the port of Rotterdam goes past waterfront promenades and houses. These look like they have been repainted. Like us Simone von www.nach-holland.de insured, that's true in most cases. Because Rotterdam has dressed up a lot. On the other side of the river - the Meuse - there are skyscrapers. What I like best is a construction made of cubes with gaps through which the wind whistles. This building made of cubes looks unusual, almost as if Lego bricks were not put together correctly.
Do you like to travel by motorhome?
- The closest campsite to Rotterdam is City camping. There are other campsites in the area.
- Do you want to rent a motorhome? Then you will find information and here Booking options.
- Check with our Packing list camperwhether you have packed everything for your motorhome tour.
- Here you find Tips for motorhome trips.
- Wild camping is illegal in the Netherlands. I admit that note. Campsite guide for Netherlands * you can buy it here.
Round trip in the port of Rotterdam
It doesn't take long before our boat sails past apartment blocks where social housing can be seen. The people wave to us friendly from the bank. A few meters behind this, the facilities in the port of Rotterdam begin with their dry docks and the warehouses for the fruit and vegetable deliveries from around the world. A noteworthy shipyard is a replica of a wooden ship. Not far behind there is one shipyard after the next. A ship on which a crane indicates that it is being used to build the oil platforms in the North Sea is particularly impressive.
Permanently at anchor: the “Rotterdam” in the port of Rotterdam
Back towards the city center of Rotterdam we pass the container port where the metal containers are layered on top of each other. It looks motley here. We wonder about containers that have apparently seen better days. Before we set course again for the Erasmus Bridge, our excursion boat makes a dangling past the “Rotterdam”. It is the largest cruise ship that was once in the Netherlands was built. It then crossed the Atlantic for years on its voyages to North America. Today it has found a home in the port of Rotterdam and serves as both a hotel and an event location.
This is what you need for a stay in Rotterdam
- You will be walking a lot in Rotterdam. Therefore you need comfortable shoes for the city, I myself have wide feet and have very good experiences with these shoes * .
- If you are planning an elegant evening, then you should comfortable pumps in the Luggage pack.
- Are suitable in summer sandals good for a city tour.
- A City backpack, in which you put everything you need for the day, does a good job.
- lightweight jacket that also protects against rain, fits in there as well.
- To capture your impressions, you should use yours Camera* .
Impressed by the impressions of the world of seafaring with its merchant ships, container depots, shipyards and construction vessels used to construct and maintain the North Sea oil platforms, we return to the starting point of our boat trip, the Erasmus Bridge. This was a trip that gave us a taste of the port of Rotterdam in The Netherlands has mediated.
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Text Port of Rotterdam: © Copyright Monika Fuchs, TravelWorldOnline
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