We mostly write about Amsterdam since we’re based here. But every now and then we cross the city borders, into foreign territories – this time to Rotterdam.
The city is booming. There’s loads of new restaurants popping up and the city seems to breath a sense of freedom. To grow, to discover, to wander.
And so we wandered into Museumpark Rotterdam. The legion of museums make Museumpark one of the best visited locations in the city.
First there’s Museum Boijmans van Beuningen – a museum featuring a range of medieval and contemporary arts (Rembrandt, Monet, Van Gogh, Dalí).
There’s the Netherlands Architecture Institute (comprising a museum and a collection of archives documenting the history of Dutch architecture).
There’s the Kunsthal – a museum with a continuing range of temporary exhibitions.
There’s the Natural History Museum.
There’s the Chabot Museum, a museum dedicated to the works of Dutch painter and sculptor Hendrik Chabot.
There’s Huis Sonneveld.
Lastly, there’s Het Nieuwe Instituut, a museum for architecture, design and digital art.
If you find yourself in Rotterdam soon, Museumpark is worth taking out a couple of hours, afternoon or day for. Trust me.