Rotterdam World Port Days 2018

Last long weekend, the annual World Port Days was held in Rotterdam again and since it was sunny, I took the opportunity to bring my camera out to take some pretty pictures.

I don't really have a big interest in boats (although I have often dreamed about sailing the seven seas and leaving everything behind), so I never really paid much attention to the World Port Days, even though I have lived in this city almost my whole life. The first weekend in September is also one of the first days of school, so I never had the time to really have a good look at all the activities. Two years ago, I thought it would be fun to film something of this event for my blog (the video can be found at the end of this blog) and this year, I decided to have a look at the tents and market stalls along the Maas river and the docks.

Rotterdam world port days erasmus bridge ship

Rotterdam skyline zuid marine police boat

When my cousin from China visited us in the Netherlands, I told her that riding a ferris wheel near the Erasmus bridge would be better than the one that was next to the Markthal at the time. The skyline and the water would create a very beautiful view. Sadly, this one is only temporary. Otherwise, I could take her there during her next visit. However, with my fear of heights, I am not sure if I have the guts to enter those half-open carts.

Rotterdam world port days ferris wheel

Rotterdam world port days ferris wheel open cart

Rotterdam world port days stands shops

Rotterdam skyline erasmusbridge maas river

Rotterdam world port days skyline ships boats

World port days Rotterdam skyline speed boat

While enjoying the beautiful skyline near the Erasmus bridge, I kept walking along the water until I stumbled upon this beautiful building. I have never seen it before. It is a royal row and sail club house. Nearby, you can find a dock with lots of parked boats.

Rotterdam royal row and sail club house farRotterdam royal row and sail club house colourful bricks

Rotterdam shipping boating dock market stands stalls

Rotterdam ships and boats docked

It has been a while, since I have seen such an old street light. It looks like antique. 

Rotterdam ancient street light

This red building is the Atlantic huis with grand cafe Loos on ground floor.

Rotterdam atlantic house loos grand cafe

This is the Wereldmuseum (world museum) and the water fountain in the front. 

Rotterdam wereldmuseum water fountain

I had a fun day walking around the Erasmus bridge and taking pictures of the skyline and the buildings I came across. However, I didn't see much of the activities on the water and the demonstrations. If you are interested, make sure to visit the World Port Days yourself one day or have a look at the video I made two years ago for a small glimpse of what to expect.

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