Author: Saskia Naafs & Guido Van Eijck
Publisher: Antwerp: Luster, 2016.
Call No.: English 914.92385 NAA-[TRA]
Many of us would have travelled to places like China, Australia and parts of Southeast Asia. How about city less trodden like Rotterdam? In this compact 251-page guidebook, Saskia Naafs and Guido Van Eijck neatly lay out 500 best-kept secrets of Rotterdam for travellers to explore.
In it, the authors – natives of Rotterdam – draw up lists of destination spots with interesting details that few people might know about. For example, the Roof Park, which connects the Schiemond and Delfshaven neighbourhoods, is actually is 9 metres above street level. Homesick for Singapore food? You will find an entry for Singapore chilli crab in the section “5 Best Chinese Restaurants” on page 39!
A useful guidebook for first timers as well as seasoned travellers, The 500 Hidden Secrets of Rotterdam offers invaluable insights about a city known for a vibrant cultural scene, attractive waterfront vistas and excellent shopping!
Reviewed by Peter Chan, National Library Board (NLB).
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