Visiting Rotterdam – What to Pack

Things to Do, Travel Tips — By arwalokhandwala on September 6, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Looking forward to visiting Rotterdam? Here are some packing tips:

For the Winter :

Rotterdam can get really cold, specially during the months of Jan and Feb.  A decent winter jacket/warm coat,  gloves, thick woollen socks, rugged shoes and a winter cap are an absolute must keeping the freezing temperatures and strong winds in mind.  Throw in some trendy winter scarves and you have a personalized style statement.

For the Summer :

The temperature in the months of July and August  (hottest months of the year) can go upto 30 degrees – though the summer was short lived this year. Do not forget to pack sunglasses, a good sunscreen lotion, flip flops, and some  party clothes (the city witnesses some awesome Summer Festivals).

Rotterdam Packing List

Other points to consider :

  • Carry an umbrella (preferably two – since you do not know when you might lose the first one to the winds) and a light jacket at all times. The unpredictable Rotterdam weather will make you appreciate their importance  on more occasions than one.
  • And of course, do not forget your camera. Rotterdam offers plenty of great photo ops and those memorable ‘kodak’ moments.  Bring in a good quality camera pouch too – the sudden rains may play spoilsport sometimes and your camera needs to stay as dry as possible.
  • One of the best ways to experience the city is to dress in layers. Then peel off or add on, depending on the weather conditions.
  • Lastly, bring along the right attitude and a willingness to explore, to help you make the most of your Rotterdam visit.

[Photo Credit – ToastyKen]

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