Tag Archives: Rotterdam

Free things to do in Rotterdam

Free things to do in Rotterdam

We always try to find some free things to see and do on our trips – and in our everyday life! We’ve now been living in Rotterdam for over a year and have explored this city extensively. It’s a great walking city and you can see a lot (for free) just by taking a stroll […]

Fun at Fenix Food Factory in Rotterdam

Fenix Food Factory, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

The Rotterdam Market Hall (Markthal) is the number one tourist attraction in this city we’re currently calling home. And we absolutely love it (and find ourselves there several times a week). But there’s another food hall in Rotterdam and it’s most definitely worth a trip across the Nieuwe Maas River. Fenix Food Factory is like the […]

To market to market (in Rotterdam)

Rotterdam market, the Netherlands

Of all the unique things to do in Rotterdam, our favorite is rather ordinary: shopping at the outdoor market. Every Tuesday and Saturday, one of the biggest street markets in Europe (with 400 stalls!) opens in the center of the city. This market on Binnenrotte has so many different things on offer: the freshest fruit and […]

Best pho in Rotterdam Centrum

Best pho in Rotterdam

Where is the best pho in Rotterdam? This is a question we’ve often asked ourselves. We currently live close to two renowned pho spots so decided to check them out. Here is our head-to-head comparison of pho in Rotterdam Centrum: Pho Hanoi vs Deli Tasty. To make things fair, at each place Sarah ordered pho […]

Five reasons to visit the Market Hall in Rotterdam

Market Hall, Rotterdam, Netherlands

By our estimation, the Market Hall in Rotterdam (Markthal) is the coolest food market in the world. Okay, so we haven’t been to every food market in the world, but we’ve been to a lot of them across Europe, Asia, the United States, Australia, and New Zealand. Here are five reasons the Rotterdam Markthal tops […]

Top 10 things I love about the Netherlands

Things I love about the Netherlands

It’s currently raining here in Rotterdam, so I’m holed up thinking about how happy I am to be here and everything I love about this country. There are certainly more than this, but a top 10 list is always good. And hopefully this post will inspire you to visit the Netherlands too. 10 things I love […]

LAM meet-ups in the Netherlands

Netherlands flag

When we set out on this adventure, I posted a message about our trip on the private Facebook group for LAM patients (aka LAMMIES). The group has over 900 members from all over the world, which represents almost 1/3 of the diagnosed population! Not only has this community provided me with support in the past and […]

Rotterdam is too cool

Markthal, Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam was the first stop in our 3-week tour of the Netherlands. It is a very cool city – from its architecture to its “Cool District” (yes, that’s what it’s named). Definitely too cool for us, but we survived. Blaak We stayed at the Citizen M hotel – a new chain that prides itself on its […]