Chinatown Walk, Rotterdam
The Chinatown in Rotterdam is the largest Chinatown in the Netherlands. It is full-on fun and excitement with its heady mix of restaurants, supermarkets and specialty shops. This Chinatown dates back to the early part of the 20th century when it was founded near the docks. However, it moved to its current locale in the 1980s. Although, there are a number of touristy shops, most of the retail outlets cater for the local residents. Chinese stores and restaurants may predominate, but the neighborhood is also a melting pot of other cultures. Visit the West-Kruiskade to find a diverse range of specialized and multicultural shops, cafés and restaurants. Among them are Korean bakeries, Islamic butchers and Middle Eastern bazaars. Use your visit to Chinatown as a good excuse for trying foods that are not normally on your shopping list. You will probably also come across products from far away places that are usually difficult to source. Those who love to experiment in the kitchen will not be disappointed with a visit to Chinatown. Away from thoughts of delicious foodstuffs, head to Westersingel Sculpture Route along the Westersingel canal. Peruse works of art from Rotterdam’s International Sculpture Collection. There are captivating pieces by such prominent names as Rodin and Carel Visser.
You can follow this self-guided walking tour to explore the attractions listed below. How it works:
download the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" on iTunes App Store
or Google Play
to your mobile phone or tablet. The app turns your mobile device into a personal tour guide and its built-in GPS navigation functions guide you from one tour stop to next. The app works offline so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.
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