Back into Rotterdam city centre
We now walked alongside another dual carriageway with another park to our right. On our left we passed a hospital just as a helicopter was landing on its roof.
Reminiscent of some of the Regency crescents in Bath or houses in London this loop of houses was impressive.
Then we knew where we were, up from the Erasmus Bridge and close to where we had started our walk to the tower.
The Maritime Museum on Leuvehaven
On our way to the Market Hall we walked through the Maritime Museum’s outdoor exhibits.
From the square outside the Market Hall and the St.Lawrence Church, the open air market stretched for hundreds of yards. Unfortunately we now had rain to contend with. The left side was made up of stalls with vegetables and meat etc. The other side was a combination of clothes, bric-a-bric and outright junk!
The Market Hall
To get away from the rain and to dry out we went into the Market Hall. Just by the entrance was a tapas bar. We had to show our French AntiCovid app to be able to order food. The cafe/bar yesterday that was just a few hundred yards away hadn’t bothered.
We sat at a high table with bar stools and really enjoyed both the tapas and the beers!
Nearby the tapas bar a stall was selling hot chocolate.
As we explored the hall again we came to another bar in the middle. This one was offering ‘mulled wine’.
We watched our drinks being prepared and realised that perhaps they were not going to be as good as we hoped. They were poured from a bottle of mulled wine, had a little fruit added and then were zapped.
A very expensive drink that was imply terrible – avoid this bar if you are in the Market Hall. This sign behind another bar did lighten our mood.
My Favourite Drink is the Next one
We left the main road towards the bridge and wandered parallel to it through other smaller streets.
This bar had Andy Warhol’s quote in lights outside.