The Harbor of Rotterdam

We are not sure if we should visit this large city. A camp side at the edge of the city makes the decision easier.


We bike to the Erasmus Bridge, one of Rotterdam’s landmarks. It is one of the most famous bridges of Holland and was opened in 1996 as important conection between the north and the south of the city.



Here the harbor tour through the third largest harbor of the world starts – after Shanghai and Singapur.


We might have heard of Rotterdam as the largest trans-shipment center for mineral oil but it was new to me that worldwide the largest stock of concentrated orange juice is in store here. We learn a lot of new things – for instance there more than 300 cranes in use in this harbor.



We pass huge containerships as well as the SS Rotterdam, Hollands biggest passenger liner which is now used as hotel and convention center.



When you see a sign at the bank showing the number „1007“ means here the Rhine reaches 1007 km from Lake Constance._DSC6923

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