Rotterdam: A Rose in a Concrete Jungle

This felt like home to me. It was just gritty enough for my liking without losing its charm. A beautiful balance between vintage and modern while remaining unapologetically Dutch. Rotterdam should be part of your itinerary. You could visit the EuroMast to check out the views, but I prefer walking and taking the trams. The Kubuswoningen (cube houses) near the Blaak station is a must-see for anyone interested in architecture.  On the other side is Oude Haven (old port), which is also home to one of the largest markets in the Netherlands.

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