From the archives: Underground station Blaak

Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Underground station Blaak
Rotterdam Daily Photo: From the archives: Underground station Blaak

Down the stairs from direction Oude Haven and you see this view, some sort of ‘warp core’ as on the TV show Star Trek! The two stairs left and right go towards the train platforms. Behind the ‘warp core’ you can just see the entrance to the metro.

Still a long way to go…

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Still a long way to go...
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Still a long way to go…

I took this picture at metrostop Wilhelminaplein. Through this entrance you have to use the treadmill just like at airports! No crowds, it will take a while before everything returns to normal use in public transport …

Beurs Metro Station

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Beurs Metro Station
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Beurs Metro Station

I use the Rotterdam metro quite often. It is easy to reach all hotspots in Rotterdam and moreover the metro runs all the way to The Hague and recently to Hoek van Holland harbor, almost to the beach! All from the center of Rotterdam! This is metro station Beurs (detail) in the middle of the city with one of the subway cars used for the Randstad Rail connections.

Travelling to The Hague? Take the E-line, direction Den Haag
Travelling to Hoek van Holland harbor? Take the B-line, direction Hoek van Holland

Rotterdam Centraal stairs going up and down

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Rotterdam Centraal stairs going up and down
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Rotterdam Centraal stairs going up and down

I took this picture a few days ago, the stairs up to the square in front of Rotterdam Centraal, the public transport hub of Rotterdam. Trains, metro, busses and trams, all there to find. Last days of the summer holidays so still no crowds! I like the tranquility here. Have a nice weekend all!

P.S. And I know, stairs are going down too, to the metro and train platforms 🙂

Oostplein metro, remember the marines 1940

Rotterdam Daily Photo: Oostplein metro, remember the marines 1940
Rotterdam Daily Photo: Oostplein metro, remember the marines 1940

This is de entrance to the Metro station Oostplein. Here stood in May 1940 the barracks of the marines. Rotterdam and the marines are for always connected because of the fighting in May 1940, a fierce battle against the German invasion forces only to end because of the bombardment of Rotterdam destroying the inner old city. This is a piece of the main entrance to the barracks plus a stone dating from 1783. The marine corps date back to 1665 and are stationed in Rotterdam since 1869.