Teresa's Journey to the Netherlands

Current Location

Rotterdam, Netherlands

Join me on my journey to the Netherlands! As I work towards my master's degree at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, I'll also be exploring this amazing country and sharing my adventures with you!


I arrived in Rotterdam a couple weeks ago, and I wanted to tell you all a little more about my first impressions and about life in the city! 


At first, I was nervous about making friends, but I have found a gemeenschap (that's Dutch for "community") with people from all over the globe who are living here in the Netherlands! 

Field Notes

After Rotterdam was destroyed during the Second World War, the Dutch worked to rebuild the city even better than it was before. 


On Saturday, I took a trip out to see the windmills of Kinderdijk. For hundreds of years, the Dutch used windmills to pump water and clear the land. Without them, Holland would be underwater!