Even though Rotterdam is only one hour by train from Amsterdam (net of rail traffic continuous delays, obvs), until the very last moment I wasn’t sure I could make it to Pow! Wow! Rotterdam 2019, the second edition of the international urban art festival Pow! Wow! to take place in The Netherlands.
All I ever heard about this harbour city is that, after being bombed flat during WW2, Rotterdam was completely rebuilt by some visionary architects who made it the modern and out-of-the-way urban jungle that it is today.
Crossing its wide, busy roads feels like walking through a city; the water surfaces (which are usually so large I won’t call them ‘canals’) reflecting the skyscrapers blinking lights at night look like the open sky dotted with stars.