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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Paris, Brussels or Antwerp, you must purchase a ticket from Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

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Due to work on the high-speed line in The Netherlands, trains will not stop at the Schiphol station.

The Schiphol station can only be reached by local trains departing from Rotterdam. To reach Schiphol, you must then purchase a ticket to Rotterdam. Print then your travel confirmation to travel free between Rotterdam and Schiphol. This will be your ticket.

We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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Vroesenpark
Vroesenpark
Rotterdam

www.vroesenpark.nl


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When you’re visiting Rotterdam in summer time, you should definitely visit Vroesenpark. It’s THE place to be for the locals to relax and enjoy the sun with family and friends. It’s one of the parks in Rotterdam where it’s allowed to have a barbecue. You can also barbecue at Kralingse Bos, Zuiderpark or The Park (next to the Euromast). Everyone brings his own barbecue and enjoys the sun and food. Will you join? 



Lazy Sunday



In summer I love spending my free time on Sunday at Vroesenpark. Everyone is being lazy in the park. The only thing you do is getting a tan, drink and eat. When you visit Vroesenpark just make sure you bring your own blanket, a bottle of wine (or a non-alcoholic drink), some fresh fruit like strawberries, a fresh salad, sandwiches, vegetables and of course some slices of meat for the barbecue. Vroesenpark is a lovely spot and it’s ok to have your own barbeque at the park, how cool is that! The first time I went to Vroesenpark I couldn’t believe my eyes. It was really crowded (so be aware of that) and everyone was having a barbeque. There were so many different people, kids, youth, elderly and many people from different cultures and everyone seemed to be having fun!

Barbeque rules 



Until now I didn’t know there where rules for having a barbeque, but here, there are!
There are some of them:
1. Put the barbeque on at least 30 cm of the ground and 2 meters away from trees and shrubs
2. Dispose your trash into the bins
3. Throw your ashes in refrigerated containers

The rules are quite obvious so that shouldn’t be a problem I guess. I hope you will enjoy your barbecue. It’s a typical ‘Rotterdam thing’ to do in summer so I think you might want to consider doing it too! It’s a nice way to see how people from Rotterdam enjoy their spare time in weekends. If you have any questions about having a barbecue at the park, please let me know!

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You can combine your stay at Vroesenpark with a visit at the zoo. The zoo called ‘Blijdorp’ is right next to Vroesenpark. I love going to the zoo. They have a large aquarium, it’s really nice!

Website: www.vroesenpark.nl

Diergaarde Blijdorp (the zoo)
Blijdorplaan 8, 3041 JG Rotterdam
Tel: + 31 (0) 10 44 31 495 – Website: www.rotterdamzoo.nl

Chantal, aged 29 informed follower of fashion

I work in communications and have kept an on-line fashion journal for years. I'll show you around Rotterdam, my home town, a magical place open on the world. Sparkling restaurants, deliciously hidden between sea and sky. My little extra: globetrotter and multi-lingual

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