David van Keulen
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>> FAV SPOTS in metropolitian region Rotterdam- The Hague

Rotterdam and The Hague are twin cities in the metropolitan region in South Holland. The Hague is like Paris: elegant, refined and quirky. Rotterdam as Berlin: tough, raw and enterprising. Love both cities! The cities are connected by two highways: A4 and A13, NS InterCitys & Sprinters and metroline E. For the real experience: take the metro from The Hague Central to Rotterdam Wilhelminaplein.

>> The Hague
- Cafe Dudok in front of the Parliament building
- Walking on the beach in Scheveningen
- Drinking in coffee at Lebkov at the Turfmarkt
- Photo exhibition & modern Art at KM21 close to the Kunstmusem
- Feeling the international vibes in the embassy district
- Extraordinary architecture of Station Beatrixkwarier and The Hague Central
- Art at NEST and Energiefactory at De Constant Rebecqueplein
 
>> Rotterdam
- Hotel New York on the Wilhelminapier
- Drinking coffee at Nine Bar Botersloot  en sight-seeing on the Lloydpier
- History in the oldest part of the city: Delfshaven
- Experience modern art at the Kunsthal in Museumpark
- Biking in the most beautiful tunnel of the Netherlands: the Maastunnel
- Culture & dining at Fenix Food Factory
- Creating of New [Hol]Land: Maasvlakte II
 
>> 10 Things to do while visiting a city!
- Experience the metro and/or tram network
- Enjoy a good cup of coffee at a local store
- Buy something in a bookstore (architecture, urband developments, transport)
- Spontaneous visit of an unknown (rural) borough
- Make photos of the ‘back gardens’ / 'hidden places' of a city
- Visit a church service on Sunday
- Eat in a local/regional food store
- View the city from a new perspective, like a tower or bridge
- Rent a bike to find out the waterfront or interesting urban developments
- Chat with locals in a ‘Imbiss’ or supermarket

>> Create your own list of cities bigger than 250.000 inhabitants

Cities which I have visited in recent decades:

AACHEN - AMSTERDAM - ANTWERPEN - ATHENS - BERLIN - BERN - BEIRUT - BILBAO - BOLOGNA - BONN - BOSTON - BREMEN - BRNO - BRUSSEL - BUDAPEST - CAMBRIDGE [MA] - CANNES - DEN HAAG - DORTMUND - DRESDEN - DUISBURG - DÜSSELDORF - EDINBURGH - ESSEN - GENT - GLASGOW - GÖTEBORG - HAMBURG - HELSINKI - KINGSTON UPON HULL - KØBENHAVN - KÖLN - KRAKOW - LAS VEGAS - LEIPZIG - LIEGE - LILLE - LISBON - LJUBLJANA - LONDON - LOS ANGELES - LUXEMBOURG - LYON - MALMÖ - MADRID - MANCHESTER - MILAAN - MONACO - MÖNCHENGLADBACH - MONPELLIER - MÜNCHEN - MUNSTER - NEW YORK - NEWCASTLE -  NICE - OLOMOUC - OSLO -  OSTRAVA - PARIS - PRAHA - REIJKA - REYKJAVIK - ROTTERDAM - SAARBRUCKEN - SHEFFIELD - STOCKHOLM - STRASBOURG - STUTTGART - TALLINN - TORINO - UTRECHT - VENEZIA - WIEN - WUPPERTAL- YORK - ZURICH