Back in April, I drove to Rotterdam, a city that had been on my list for a couple of years. As it’s only a 325km drive from Luxembourg City it’s a perfect destination for a long weekend.
One of the main reasons I chose Rotterdam for my visit was the architecture, especially the famous yellow Cube houses.
The Cube houses (Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”: high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level, since its main purpose is to optimise the space inside. – Wikipedia
Next to various architectural highlights, Rotterdam, being a portal city, has some very impressive bridges like for example the Erasmus Bridge or the Willems bridge. During sunset I can strongly recommend a walk by the water, where you can start to see the reflection of the city lights. Also, the Euromast Tower is a nice way to discover the city from high above.
Another priority on my to-do list was the Mirror Room by Kusama in Rotterdam’s Art Museum Boijmas Van Beuningen.
The enormous installations of Kusama with her characteristic dots and mirrors are at the root of an increasingly rich tradition of environments in contemporary art. – Boijmans Museum
After I had been to different of Kusama’s Infinity Rooms a couple of times when they were installed in Metz (Centre Pompidou) or Nancy (Musée des Beaux-Arts), I was intrigued to be in this white and red mirror room. Once again, it was incredible!
If you are looking for food, I recommend you stop by the Market Hall where you have lots of food stands from all over the world.
We also drove to the Scheveningen beach for one evening (about 40 minutes by car from Rotterdam) as walks along the beach, seafood and watching the sun go down are always a good idea.
On the way back we made a quick stop in Kinderdijk – UNESCO World Heritage site – a village famous for its windmills.
Here are some more of my visual memories: