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Ton Wesselink (55) is the director of ss Rotterdam. A lively museum ship where you can also spend the night. ‘The most beautiful passenger ship ever built.’
Lives: With his wife right on the water on the right bank.
Why: ‘The view of the Willemsbrug and De Hef bridges is never boring. And the ship is only a five-kilometre walk.’
Special: ‘The seagull typifies this port city. It’s the last bird you see when you sail away and the first you see again when land is in sight.’
Get lost. Get on the tram to Zuid and follow the first lady who has a dog. Or walk there and ask a Rotterdammer: hey, what’s fun? Who better to hear it from than a local? Nothing beats dealing with Rotterdammers.