Not to say we didn’t have a few fun nights here as well though. Of course we strolled through the red light district, which also similar to Vegas felt very touristy and like a sort of street-side burlesque show. We walked through the areas with “coffeeshops” which are the pot bars, not to be confused with “koffee shops," which serve actual coffee. We meandered through all the touristy and lovely sights that the city had to offer as well, including the Van Gogh museum.
We spent a day doing a walking tour viewing much of the architecture of the city. I felt I could get lost amongst all of the magically designed buildings. Some were built with such whimsy and I couldn’t help but smile as I imagined that is what the architect had intended. The cube houses particularly come to mind. We spent a few euros to tour one of the model homes and it was just crazy! I would argue not the most efficient use of space but very interesting none the less. I looked in awe at the wavy, the sharp-edged, the smooth, and the lego-like shapes throughout the city and was in awe. Rotterdam felt both small and large and I wonder how similar in size it is to Boston, one of my favorite US cities.
Holland was very good to us, even if it was still a bit chilly for our taste. My only regret his missing seeing the great tulip fields and gardens and Kukenhoff. But if this is my only loss then I’m certain it has been a great start!