Today Vienna and I went to Rotterdam. For me this was my very first time out with my DSLR. Since we are both into photography we took all our gear with us, got a day ticket for the public transport network and wen’t to the city center. We traveled there by bus and subway, first stop: Blaak.


There you can find the Kubuswoningen (Cube houses). These yellow cubes as seen in the picture on the right, are real houses. This landmark is visited by many. It’s too bad the museum house was closed, but for a really small price you can actually visit one of the cube houses!

Then our next stop: Markthal. This building is right across the street from the Kubuswoningen. In the markthal you can find lots of food.

Our third stop was the SS Rotterdam. This is a huge steam ship that today is used permanently as a hotel and museum. The SS Rotterdam is found in Katendrecht, a neighbourhood in Rotterdam.

NIKON D3400 + 18.0-55.0 mm f/3.5-5.6 @ 18mm, f/3.5, 1/320sec, ISO-100

Kop van Zuid

From Katendrecht you can see quite a bit of Rotterdam. As seen on the left: Erasmusbrug, Willemsbrug and Koningshavenbrug (De Hef).

Our next stop: Kop van Zuid. We took the bus and subway to Wilhelminaplein. This subway station is great for taking photos, too bad we didn’t got to the right side of the station. We walked from the subway to the Erasmusbrug on the south side of the Nieuwe Maas.

First we took some photos from the south side of the bridge, none of those were good enough to post in my opinion. And then we walked over the bridge and enjoyed the view.

On the other side of the Erasmusbrug the view was even better. You have a nice view of the skyline there and when we got there, golden hour just started.

Going home

Since we stood right next to the waterbus station and we live on walking distance from the waterbus station at our home town, we took the waterbus home. This gave us a great view from the water. And of-course we took this opportunity to take lots of pictures from this amazing view while we were leaving Rotterdam with the sun going down.

Thank you for reading. I hope you’ve enjoyed this post about my first photo trip! If you have any questions or feedback, please let me know in the comments at the bottom of this page. Or contact me via the contact page.