A bike ride from Overschie back to Rotterdam

Do you know those moments, when amazement takes you over? It happened to me when I made a detour from my destination back home. By bike, naturally, as a true Dutch! I came from Overschie, a part of Rotterdam northwest of the city. It used to be a town on its own and the cute houses along the canal Schie (hence Overschie) testify to it. Following the canal southwards, you’ll pass the modernist factory Van Nellefabriek. And that’s where I gave my eyes a moment to take it all in. The sky, the factory, the water. A moment of happiness. Until the nearby older Scouts yelled with chill climbing out of their self-built Jacuzzi. A view I’d rather have skipped…

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