St. Jobshaven is a spot I’ve only recently gotten acquainted to. Despite it being a three-minute walk from my school, it’s in the opposite direction of going home, so I’ve never given it proper attention. Until around mid-November 2019, when they closed the Maastunnel for bikers and people on foot, I had only glanced over it. The Maastunnel is a tunnel that brings cyclists to the other side of the Maas river by passing underneath it. Since this tunnel is closed due to restoration work, travelers have to use a ferry to cross the river, which brings us to St. Jobshaven, where the ferry departs from.
St. Jobshaven was dug between 1906 and 1908 and served for the transshipment of general cargo. The building pictured is called the St. Job I or the St. Jobsveem and was built in 1914 as a storehouse. The architecture was very modern for that time and it still fascinates me nowadays.
I like to walk to the tip of the port and watch the ships pass by. To me, it’s very calming. At night, it must look even more breathtaking, as you see all the lights being reflected on the water.