The Rotterdam World Port Days 2016 in story
Yesterday I have been to the World Port Days in my hometown Rotterdam together with a really good friend.
I posted on Instagram already my favorite photo and you can see the blog post about it here –> Instagram | World Port Days 2016 Rotterdam. The theme of this edition of the World Port Days was ‘The Smartest Port’.
Around the afternoon we started our tour through the harbour. At first we have seen a show of the Koninklijke Marine (Royal Netherlands Navy). And we walked around the Wilhelminakade with the famous ‘Hotel New York’ at the point. A nice view on the Maas and several demo’s from the fire brigade and other emergency services such as the KNRM (Royal Netherlands Sea Rescue Institution). After a while we walked back and crossed the Erasmusbridge to the other side of the Maas. There we had arranged to take a boat tour by Spido on the Maas and through the first part of the harbour. There are several sized boats in sailing for the boat tour and they are all from the company ‘Spido’. We sailed with the ‘Marco Polo‘ <– see link for more details. And from the boat we could also watch a rowing competition between some boats and we have seen porting the gigantic cruise ship ‘Pride of Rotterdam’ from P&O Ferries. You could have a cruise arrangement for just one day from the Erasmusbridge to the other end of the harbour of Rotterdam.
A little two hours later we were walking along the Maas and passed by a little sailor market. Books, posters, photo’s, belts and of course ropes were plenty available to test and to buy. Do you know how to make a sailors knot?
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