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Amazing Rotterdam

Our last city in Netherlands was Rotterdam which is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in Netherlands. So lets see is it really true.

Architecture in Rotterdam

By the evening we reached Rotterdam which I have to say is the most amazing city architectural wise city I've ever seen.

Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam

Euromast - an observation tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Designed by Hugh Maaskant constructed between 1958 and 1960.

The Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam

And here is the world famous Erasmus Bridge.

Beautiful Rotterdam

The city is amazing. Every building is a peace of art.

Cool bubble cafe in Rotterdam

I guess this is some kind of a cafe or something.

The Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam

The Erasmus Bridge was designed by Ben van Berkel and completed in 1996. The 802m long bridge has a 139m high asymmetrical pylon, earning the bridge its nickname of "The Swan".

The Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam

Let's go to the other side.

Modern office building in Rotterdam

Modern office building.

Statue and sculpture in Rotterdam.

The Bow - National Merchant Marine Monument.

shiny tarmac in Rotterdam

If you think there is something shiny on the tarmac you're absolutely right. This is specially made on purpose.

stunning Rotterdam

And here is the whole picture together - The bow, business center and the Erasmus bridge composition.

Beautiful Rotterdam

Every sign, every house is beautifully designed.

Kubuswoningen, or cube houses in Rotterdam

Just a few hundreds meter further we came across another interesting place. Kubuswoningen, or cube houses, are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam.

Cube houses in Rotterdam

The design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest.

Jackie Chan Who am I cube houses

This is the very place where Jackie Chan shoot his world famous movie "Who am I?"

Jackie Chan by the cube house in Rotterdam

Jackie Chan by the cube houses in "Who am I" movie.

Cube houses in Rotterdam

They really do look like small tree figures.

Cube houses in Rotterdam

The inside area is even more spectacular.

Skyscraper from Jackie Chan movie

Here is another place from Jackie Chan movie "Who am I".

Skyscrapers in Rotterdam

Even today buildings look stunning given that all of them were built more than 20 years ago.

Rotterdam bridge across the Meuse

Second bridge across the Meuse.

Beautiful Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Amazing Rotterdam

An amazing view on the river bank. Every detail has been thought through. Amazing. It feels like this city was designed piece by piece.

Beautiful Rotterdam

What a great view on the city and the river Meuse.

Rotterdam architectural wonder

I like the level of details in the architectural design.

Cameras in Rotterdam

Quite high level of security on the streets as well.

Rotterdam beautiful design structures

Even add posts are carefully designed.

Sunset in Rotterdam

As it began to dawn we decided to keep going. We've seen enough of the Rotterdam but this isn't the end. We still had one last place to visit.

Sunset in Rotterdam

As we drove through the city we witnessed the most amazing sunset.

Rotterdam is amazing

Building over building. Seriously - this is the most amazing city building architectural wise I've ever seen.

Sunset over Rotterdam

Sunset over Rotterdam.

Sunset over Rotterdam

Time to move on..

Building looks like a ship

An interesting building that looks like a huge ship. Another architectural marvel.

Beautiful Netherlands

In just half an hour we were out of the city heading for our next target.

Windmill map near Rotterdam

And here it is. Windmill fields. They are used to suck out water from the inland.

Windmills near Rotterdam

There are thousands of them. Unfortunately in this place we can see about 20 - 30 windmills which still is quite a lot.

Amazing Netherlands

What an amazing small country.

Windmills in Netherlands

The Dutch built windmills for many centuries (and to some extent, the windmills built the country itself, since without them much of the land drainage could not have occured). In that time the mills were developed for corn milling, land drainage, saw milling, and in fact all manner of industrial purposes.

Amazing Netherlands

And this wraps up our trip round Netherlands. What an amazing country. Hope to come here some day soon.

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