C&A 50% sale on sale: sandals and underwear

on Tuesday, September 27, 2016
In the summer, I happened to be in the C&A store in the Beurstraverse, Rotterdam, as I wanted to buy a drink or an ice cream at the McDonalds because it was so warm. Coincidentally, they were having a 50% discount on all sale items, so I was able to buy a couple of things with a huge discount. I normally don't buy any of my clothing at C&A, but I always seem to stumble on something nice every once in a while. It was a good move to put a McDonalds restaurant right in the middle of their store, as it lures a young crowd, who might buy something, after seeing it on their way there.  

C&A pink sandals with rose gold studs sale

Review: Wagamama Rotterdam

on Monday, September 19, 2016
When I heard that Wagamama finally opened a restaurant in Rotterdam on 8 August 2016, I had been wanting to pay it a visit. I happened to be in city center for the Wereldhavendagen, so I planned to have dinner there afterwards. It had been such a long time since I last ate a good bowl of ramen and the pictures on their website looked really good, so I went there with anticipation.

Wagamama Rotterdam witte de withstraat view on garden

Small impression of the Wereldhavendagen Rotterdam 2016

on Monday, September 19, 2016
On 2, 3, and 4 September 2016, the annual Wereldhavendagen (loosely translated: world harbour days) in Rotterdam was held again. This year's theme is "The smartest port". They wanted to show the visitors the innovations that were made related to the harbor. The main activities are centered around the Erasmus bridge. Some of the highlights are the training rescue mission of a ship, which is taken over by pirates, and the Saturday evening music and light show (starts on 21:00 and ends with spectacular fireworks around 22:30).  You are also allowed to get on board of large boats that are normally closed off for the public. There are also demonstrations by the police, the fire department, and the marines. Everything is free, except for the excursions, which can lead you to far away and interesting places, such as inside large harbor companies and the dyke. In total, 380.000 people had visited on the three days of the Wereldhavendagen 2016.

A small impression of the Saturday afternoon program (14:00-16:00) can be found in the following video that I made.

Next year, it will be the 40th edition and it will be held on 1,2, and 3 September 2017. Mark it on your calendar if you are planning to visit the Netherlands around this time and if you are a total boat fan.   

On all three days, the activities are from 10:00 - 18:00 and the Saturday evening show is from 21:00 - 23:00.