May 15th – Rotterdam

It was Windmill viewing today, at Kinderdijk in Rotterdam, we had booked that back in Australia – try and book this in advance, once a month on a Sunday they have an open day where a lot more windmills are open for viewing.

Another early start – taking a 7:15am train to Rotterdam. Train ride was not too long with great views of a different side of NL.

At Rotterdam central, we took an Uber to the Waterbus statation- it is a great means to get to the Windmills, a nice water ride across Rotterdam.

Finally made it to Kinderdijk, a short walk from the water taxi stop and we were soon looking at an amazing sight – farmland with Windmills !!

Windmill touring done, made our way back via the Waterbus to Rotterdam , now for some local sight seeing, including the Market Hall and Cube houses. We took the scenic walk from the waterbus station to the Markethall passing the maritime area. Being a warm day, that walk was getting a bit uncomfortable – we both hate touring in warm weather, it just gets so uncomfortable and tiring :(.

By the time we reached Market hall, we were tired, the heat was draining. First stop a long lunch break, found a nice place in the Market Hall.

Got a much needed break, had enough energy to walk around Market Hall to see some of the vast array of food stalls – picked up some nut varieties to munch along for the next few days.

Directly outside were the cube houses, great no need to walk much.

Post that we decided to head back to Utrecht, avoiding stretching ourselves too much, I needed to be in a good state for my first day at the NL Head Office.

That evening we went to Namaskar Indian restaurant in Utrecht, wanted something spicy – unfortunately the Google reviews did not live up to it, I would rate this place very very bad, please avoid.

We were done early, decided to walk around the place and see the evening buzz on a Sunday. Lots of people eating out. Stopped by for some Gelato and made our way back to the hotel.

Gelato @ Utecht

Called it an early night , tomorrow was back to work.

About dharmeshkalyan

Have always loved travelling and will continue to pursue this love. Favourite Travel quotes: “Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta “The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine
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