Goedendag from Rotterdam

So, I’ve survived my first days in Rotterdam and I have to say that I really love it here!

Rotterdam is such a dynamic and young city and so international!

In Rotterdam there are hardly any old buildings, and there is no such thing like an old town. As nearly the whole city got destroyed in the second World War, everything had to be built up anew. 

Every building looks so different from the others and I think the reason is, that every architect was trying to show his personal style.


The food is great and there are restaurants and dishes from all over the world. However, if you want to try Dutch food, you really have to search for it, as there is no real traditional food from Holland. Except cheese. In the Markthal there is a lot of cheese and specialties from all over the world.

So, I’ll eat myself around the world I think in my time abroad. :D


My home is great and my host Peter is so kind. I really found the best apartment I could.


Remember when everybody told me: “Oh it’s just Dutch, you’ll understand everything and learn it really quick”.

That is totally not the case! Since everybody is speaking so fast and with an accent, it is really hard to follow a conversation.

The only thing which is fine, is the reading part, cause if you take your time, you manage to understand everything. Speaking is tougher than it might seem because the pronunciation is so strange.

Hopefully I’ll work it out.


My work is great, but I’ll tell you more about it in another Blog Post


Dank je well for reading and stay tuned!



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Comments: 2
  • #1

    Graham Crewe (Tuesday, 06 August 2019 23:06)

    Hey it really looks like a cool city! Have a great time, Julie. And bonus points to you for the photo of Erasmus Bridge!!!

  • #2

    Kathie (Thursday, 08 August 2019 16:14)

    Hello July, sounds great. I am looking forward to read how you get along. Have a fantastic time.



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