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.

_DSC6943_new

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.

_DSC6950_new

_DSC6899_new

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

_DSC6922_new

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.

_DSC6933_new

_DSC6939_new

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

_DSC6930

_DSC6947_new

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

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s