Alternative to busy seaside resorts
The palm trees and the wide beach on the Sicily Boulevard give you the feeling that you are in a fashionable seaside resort in Southern Europe. Nothing could be further from the truth, you are in the municipality of Rotterdam.
The beach in Nesselande is a good alternative to the busy seaside resorts in the summer. The difference with a sea beach is that there are no dunes, but modern high-rise buildings. On the Sicily Boulevard and Malta Square you will not only find eateries and ice cream parlors, but also supermarkets and drugstores. Handy if you have forgotten the sunscreen.
In the Zevenhuizerplas there is a clear separation between the area for swimmers and water sports enthusiasts. This makes it possible to windsurf, sail, dive and row well and safely. There is also plenty to do outside the summer. The shops are open every Sunday. Nesselande is also a great starting point for a cycling tour through the adjacent Groene Hart. There is also a lot of modern architecture to see. The neighborhood is full of them.