"Schiedam, of windmills and jenever" Top 5 Page for this destination Schiedam by Mique
Schiedam Travel Guide: 46 reviews and 95 photos
Schiedam was for me a satelite town of Rotterdam, not very interesting to go to. But then someone told me of the mills there and the fact that it was the jenever town of the Netherlands so i thought i should check it out....
So one day when i had nothing to do, i went to schiedam. When i got of the train at Schiedam Central i was sourly disappointed. It didn't promise well. In fact, the view i saw was a discouraging one. But now i know that only the ones that persevere and want to check past that first sight see Schiedam as it really is..
Schiedam is a strange mixture of old and new. Very beautiful old buildings like old warehouses are rapidly converting to appartments, very old streets with small houses are adjecent to a street with new appartment blocks.. Sometimes this works really well, sometimes it is very very ugly. But luckily in the really old centre it is mostly old that dominates the view. And it makes for pleasant surprises
At the moment the town is working very hard to become attractive again. The old neglected buildings are restorated and the general appearance is fast becoming more interesting.
- Pros:Very nice old town centre
- In a nutshell:A suprise gem and still of the beaten path
Thsi little museum is located in a corner building. It is just behind the old-fashioned candy store where you have to... more travel advice
One of the 3 cast-iron bridges of Schiedam and this one dates back to 1860. They're the oldest examples of these kind... more travel advice
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