Markthal, Rotterdam, January 2020
We’ll set out for our ramble from the Markthal. It’s easy to get to (just a short walk from Blaak Station) and its size and shape make it hard to miss.
I joined one of Rotterdam’s free guided walks from here and thoroughly enjoyed it. It gave me a good overview of the history of the city, and showed me all of the key sites, plus tips on other things to do. I’m not going to give full details of the tour route as I don’t want to divulge their secrets; just be sure to join one of their walks when you get to wonderful Rotterdam.
So instead of a step-by-step walk, I’ll give you a selection of photos, most of which I took in a hurry as I was too busy listening to really concentrate on the camera – and I don’t often resist the subtleties of the shutter button!
Laurenskerk – badly damaged in the 1940 bombing, but renovated
Monument to Desiderius Erasmus, humanist, theologian and philosopher born in Rotterdam in 1467
The tour ended at the yellow Cube Houses, just a short walk across the square from the Markthal. They are worth a good explore (one is open as a museum if you want to pop in when the walk finishes).
The balcony at the back gives good views onto the Oudehaven and the red bridge Willemsbrug.
Book your free walking tour with freewalkingtourrotterdam.com
This is not a sponsored blog post, it is my personal recommendation.
Copyright Debbie Smyth, 17 February 2020
Posted as part of Jo’s Monday Walks