Theo van Kampen
A day without any obligations, nice sunny weather; why not make a daytrip to one of the old industrial zones along the Ij?
We rented bicycles at the friendly little Mac Bike rental shop at Marnixstraat 220, a place where people still have time for you rather that they put you on seat as fast as possible….
Behind the Central Railway Station is a quay where you can take the free ferry to the NDSM terrain.
Although the industrial activity has ended a few decades ago there are still many traces left, the terrain is open, the seagulls have their fun and the terrain is dominated by the old crane.
We enjoyed a herbal tea in the comfortable beach chairs.
Back to the ferry we discovered left from it both the Greenpeace Sirius and an old rusty U-boat!
On the boardwalk you can have a nice panorama of the other site of the Ij.
Back to down-town again the magnificent view on the old refurbished grain silo.
website Noorderlicht: www.noorderlichtcafe.nl
website Ferry to the NDSM terrain Ferry