Fog in Rotterdam: Nieuwe Maas, Het Park

Starting from my hotel near Oudehaven, I walked along the Nieuwe Maas river until Leuvehaven and the Maritime Museum. Then I made a detour through the Westersingel canal, on the way to Het Park, where the Euromast is located. I had planned to visit the observatory, but I decided to postpone because of the fog. Instead, I walked back to Erasmusbrug along the river.

Above, Cube Houses in Oudehaven.

Above, Wijnhaven.

Above, Nieuwe Maas river.

Above, low visibility.

Above, near Erasmusbrug.

Above, Maritime Museum in Leuvehaven.

Above, “Cascade” by Atelier van Lieshout.

Above, “Guard” by Hans van Bentem.

Above, Westersingel canal.

Above, rabbit sculptures near the Natural History Museum.

Above, in Het Park.

Above, Euromast.

Above, New Ocean Paradise, a floating hotel in Parkhaven.

Above, back at the Nieuwe Maas.

Above, tunnel ventilation shaft.

Above, Erasmusbrug and the skyscrapers of Kop van Zuid.

Above, De Rotterdam.

Above, Veerhaven. When I arrived there, the fog had pretty much lifted.

Above, Erasmusbrug.

Above, Japanese Torii at the Wereldmuseum.

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Euromast

Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam built in 1960. Its main observation platform is at 96m, while the Space Tower, a mobile capsule that takes visitors up and down the antenna, goes up to 185m. It offers a great view of the city.

Above, Erasmusbrug.

Above, Het Park.

Above, the hotel New Ocean Paradise.

Above, looking towards the harbour.

Above, Space Tower coming down.

Above, barge going through a lock.

Above, The Hague in the distance.

Above, Kop van Zuid area.

Above, SS Rotterdam.

Above, preparing to board the Space Tower.

Above, looking towards the train station.

Above, port of Rotterdam from the Space Tower.

Spido Rotterdam Harbour Tour

Spido Rotterdam Harbour Tour is a boat tour in Rotterdam: It starts near the Erasmusbrug in the center of the city and goes along the Nieuwe Maas river all the way to the port of Rotterdam, one of the busiest in the world. It is possible to see the shipyards, docks and the transshipping of containers. The tour lasts 75 minutes.

Above, the tour boat.

Above, De Rotterdam.

Above, a quick passage to the other side of the Eramsusbrug in order to make a turn.

Above, tunnel air shaft.

Above, Euromast. It has an observatory with a great view on the city.

Above, quarantine.

Above, containers.

 

Above, oil extraction platform.

Above, pipe laying ship.

Above, Erasmusbrug in the distance.

Above, SS Rotterdam cruise ship.

Above, Hotel New York.

Above, a cruise ship moored at the cruise terminal.

Above, back at the bridge.

Parc Georges Valbon (Parc de la Courneuve)

Parc Georges Valbon (aka Parc de la Courneuve) is a huge park (417 ha) in Seine-Saint-Denis. After my visit to the Basilica of Saint-Denis, I walked to the park and spent the rest of the day there, until sunset. The weather was really nice and the park looked great in fall colors.

Above, geese.

Above, large concrete sculpture.

Above, Grand Lac (Great Lake).

Above, the top of that hill has a nice viewpoint on the park.

Above, at the top of the hill.

Above, on the bridge crossing the train tracks.

Above, Cascades.

Above, mounds.

Above, view from the big mound, the highest point in the park.

Above, landing strip of Aéroport du Bourget.

Above, looking towards Paris. Basilique du Sacré-Coeur de Montmartre and the Eiffel Tower can be seen.

Above, Vallon, covered with algae.

Above, crossing the train tracks on the way back.

Above, in the rose garden.

Above, shadow of the entrance gate in the setting sun.