When in Rotterdam you have to see the famous Cubic Houses, also known in Dutch as the Blaakse Bos (Blaak Forest) situated at Blaak. These unique houses were designed by architect Piet Blom in 1977, representing trees in the city center. The original plan of 55 houses resulted in 39 completed, all built at 45 degrees. Its unique that each house has 106 square metres (1,100 sq ft), but realistically there is 1/4 of the space unusable based on the shape! Continue reading “The Cubic Houses Of Rotterdam”
Living abroad whether temporary or for your forever home can be a challenge to your emotions to missing home. You may have moved due to work, new studies or au pair, volunteering or just to explore the world. Whether its missing family and friends, the food, traditions or general silly things, it all counts to feeling homesick. There are many options and ideas to help you cope.
Here are 13 things to help overcome your homesick feelings while you are living abroad: Continue reading “13 Things To Help Overcome Those Homesick Feelings”
From February 9th to 13th 2018 you could visit the first ever metro carriage in Rotterdam, Netherlands. This Dutch metro first opened in 1968 by princess Beatrix en prince Claus. The length of the metro line in 1968 was only 5.9km long, making it the shortest in the world at the time. These days the Rotterdam metro lines are more than 100km long.
The RET had organised a special metro pop-up museum to visit at Blaak station, so we couldn’t resist to visit!
On 14th May 1940 German forces invaded Rotterdam in a bid to take the city over. Situated on each side of the river Maas, they fought the Dutch military defences under demands of Hitler during World War Two. The actual bombings started during the negotiation process between the Dutch and Germans, destorying the heart of the city with a massive air raid. These bombings could of been stopped if the message had been brought over on time. The entire historic city centre was destroyed with up to 900 persons killed and 85,000 people becoming homeless. Continue reading “Museum Rotterdam ’40-’45 NU”