Summer in the city

Rotterdam is in the middle of its first heatwave in seven years. In case you’re wondering what that means, the definition of a Dutch heatwave is five successive days with temperatures over 25 Celsius at the De Bilt weather station near Hilversum, or when at least three days are over 30 Celsius.

I stepped out in the afternoon to find out what people in the city do when the temperature hits 30. Click the sun to start the slideshow.

At the end of my hot and sweaty trek around the city, I did the sensible thing; I went to see a film at an air-conditioned cinema.

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