Being a nature lover, I always want to explore the different parks in and around Rotterdam. And while searching for places to go, I was intrigued by the concept of this particular park.
There is a story behind this one, and it is a good one! Apparently, in 1998, a land rail next to the port of Rotterdam became vacant. Of course, that led to a fight for the land; the land owner and the port authority wanted to build shops and stores to attract more people and fix the area. However, the residents who live around this land wanted a park.
How did they fix this problem? They did both!
Everybody’s wishes were granted. A lot of shops were built, and that made the business people happy. After that, the rooftop of these shops was converted into a large park. It took me 30 minutes to walk from one side to reach the other side – the rooftop was huge! And it is absolutely green and beautiful.