If you look closely at this mural, you'll see many pairs of eyes staring back at you. I'm not sure what it all means, but it's certainly one you can stop and look at for awhile. More murals can be found here. Photo taken in June 2016.
The beautiful Binnenhofreflected in the shallow waters that surround it. This is the oldest parliament building in the world that is still being used for parliamentary purposes. I would have loved to see inside. More reflections can be found here. Photo taken in May 2016.
If you love the Girl with a Pearl Earringfrom Dutch artist Vermeer, then a visit to the Mauritshuisin the Hague is in order. I wish I would have had time to stop in, but I was on a business trip and there was no time for a museum visit. A reason to go back! Photo taken in May 2016.
These big baby heads were all over Rotterdam when I was there earlier this year. The sign underneath says 50 Years of de Doelen. De Doelenis a congress hall/concert venue in Rotterdam that is celebrating it's 50th anniversary this year. The dolls are an art project sponsored by the city to celebrate 75 years of rebirth after the destruction of WWII.
Thank you to biebkribels for the explanation on the baby heads and the sign. Although I like the thought behind this exhibition, the heads are a bit creepy. However, they certainly get your attention! More signs can be found here. Photos taken in May 2016.
Being Europe's biggest and most important port, the city of Rotterdam was almost completely destroyed during WWII. Stronger through Struggle is a reminder of the atrocities of the past, but also gives a hopeful look to the future. More treasures can be found here. Photo taken in May 2016.
Pierre Bayle was a French philosopher who spent much of his working life in Rotterdam. He was the father of the modern encyclopedia and proposed the idea that much of what intellectuals at the time considered to be fact, was in fact opinion. For more murals, take a look at Monday Mural. Photo taken in May 2016.
Every summer the city of Rotterdam puts a giant staircase, de Trap, onto the Groot Handelsgebouw near the main train station. People are invited to hike up to the top where you can relax with a drink or a snack.
Or just take a look at the fantastic views over the city. Photo taken in May 2016.
Breakfast at the Hotel New York is a real treat, especially with the interesting poetry on the walls: The croquettes in this restaurant are on the small side. -- C.B. Vaandragger. For more murals, take a look here.Photo taken in May 2016.