Having lived in Rotterdam, Netherlands between 2011 and 2014, I enjoyed the experience for the most part. What stood out the most was the friendliness of the Dutch people, despite many living up to the reputation as being brutally direct – that’s fine with me!
My time in the Netherlands was when I developed my photography craft. In fact, the country is perfect for an outdoor photographer as there’s four seasons in one day!
Apart from the interesting weather, I enjoyed exploring the country on two wheels! The country is a leader in providing its citizens with high-quality cycling infrastructure.
I’m happy to share with you some of my favourite images from the Netherlands which I’ve submitted to various stock images. Even after 4/5 years, some of these images are still occasionally downloaded, long after the image’s life cycle has been finished.
Well, Holland isn’t known as culinary heaven, but there’s still some quite delicious treats.
An article about the Netherlands isn’t complete without mentioning the beautiful tulip fields around the Lisse area, near Leiden. Visit the Keukenhof gardens in the spring and you won’t be disappointed!
The Beaches are quite nice too
Dutch beaches beautiful with fine sand. Wind-protected cafes and restaurants dot the beaches, especially around Scheveningen, Noordwijk, Zandvoort and bloemendaal.
Naturally, since I lived in Rotterdam that’s where I have the most pictures. It’s an interesting city and unlike any other Dutch city since it was almost completely bombed in WWII, leading to some interesting architecture.
Markthal food market, inaugurated in 2015
Nobody does it better than the Dutch…here’s some examples.
Old World Charm
Leaving the Netherlands in style
I loved spending time near Schiphol.
Tot ziens Nederland!