SS Rotterdam: The Grande Dame, a luxurious cruise ship hotel

As the title suggests, SS Rotterdam, dubbed as Le Grande Dame, is a hotel ship docked in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It was formerly an ocean liner and a cruise ship which sailed across the seven seas for forty-one years, i.e., from 1959 to 2000. The city converted the ship to a museum/hotel and school for vocational … More SS Rotterdam: The Grande Dame, a luxurious cruise ship hotel

ROTTERDAM: The Gateway to Europe (A tour to the River Maas, Maastunnel and Erasmus Bridge)

Rotterdam is big city located in South Holland, a province of the Netherlands. Dubbed as the “gateway to Europe” and consequently, Europe’s “gateway to the world”, the city traces its history back to 1270 when the people constructed a dam by the river Rotte for safety. Strategically situated within Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt river delta at the North … More ROTTERDAM: The Gateway to Europe (A tour to the River Maas, Maastunnel and Erasmus Bridge)

SPIJKENISSE: A glimpse of the Dutch way of life

The Netherlands is one of my favorite countries! The name literally means “Low Country”, that is, it has been prone to flooding since the beginning of time. But with that problem came the Dutch admirable innovation — they built dams and canals and other flood control systems. The Dutch are not only remarkable for that. … More SPIJKENISSE: A glimpse of the Dutch way of life