It took about an hour by train from Amsterdam Centraal Station to Rotterdam Centraal Station, where we arrived just in time for lunch at a cozy little wine bar which served great sandwiches. It is called Nostra, and it is located at Van Oldenbarneveltstraat 127.
We found Rotterdam to be quite interesting. Much of it had to be rebuilt after the bombing of World War II left the core of the city almost completely destroyed. What resulted in its reconstruction is a city with very interesting and very modern architecture, which has now become Rotterdam’s trademark.
Then there is the atmospheric corner of Rotterdam called Delfshaven with the typical Dutch architecture that you might expect to see. This part of the city survived the aerial bombings of World War II, and the 18th-century warehouses have been converted into apartments, shops, and cafés, all along its own picturesque harbor.