When I travel, I often visit botanical gardens. They’re a pleasant escape from the crowds, offer a nice walk even in the middle of the city and are often free. Rotterdam, too, has a botanical garden, which is nice, but its a very modest one. So I sort of missed the botanical garden experience in my city.
I thought I knew Rotterdam quite well. I was sure that at the very least, I knew all the prominent green oases, which are a bit of a specialty of mine at Spotted By Locals. But Arboretum Trompenburg was a spot I overlooked. Turns out it’s a wonderful place, a park with a great diversity in plants and landscapes. It’s quite big, and I haven’t explored all of it yet. Now that I’ve finally discovered it, I am going to visit regularly. Hope you will visit, too.