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  • 1 Museumpark Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    NL - 3002 AP Rotterdam

    The Museumpark, inaugurated in 1993, was created to designs by Rem Koolhaas, an architect who is a native of Rotterdam. It is made up of three areas. The first is covered in gravel and small apple trees. The second includes an asphalted podium. The t..

  • 2 Kubuswoningen (cubic houses) Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3013 AK Rotterdam

    The cubic houses (kubuswoningen) raised above this walkway are the work of Blom. They appear to balance a single corner on a concrete base and were built between 1978 and 1984. The Kijkkubus, the show house of the group, can be visited. The Het Potlo..

  • 3 Willemsbrug Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3025 Rotterdam

    This cable-suspension bridge, conspicuous for its red pylons, is the work of C. Veerling. Opened in 1981, its four carriageways are an important link between the two shores of the New Maas/Meuse.

  • 4 Erasmusbrug Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3025 Rotterdam

    This bridge links the town centre with Kop van Zuid, an area of 125 hectares which used to be part of the port, where today apartments, offices and leisure facilities are going to be built. Opened in 1996, Erasmus bridge was built by B. van Berkel. A..

  • 5 Boijmans van Beuningen Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Museumpark 18-20 NL - 3015 CX Rotterdam

    Situated on the edge of the Museumpark, this museum of fine arts occupies a building dating from 1935, added to with a concrete and glass extension in 2003. The collection has grown considerably since 1958, thanks mainly to the van Beuningen legacy (..

  • 6 The Port Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - Rotterdam

    Frequent boat trips offer an opportunity to get an idea of the huge extent of Rotterdam's port activity. Extending 40km from the city centre to the North Sea, it can deal with vessels up to 360m in length and 35m in width; every day 200 trucks laden ..

  • 7 Ethnographic Museum (Museum voor Volkenkunde) Interesting

    Museums and art

    Willemskade 25 NL - 3025 Rotterdam

    On the quayside, in the former Royal Nautical Club, this fine museum is dedicated to the history of non-western cultures.

  • 8 De Doelen Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3011 Rotterdam

    De Doelen is an enormous concert and conference venue. The building dates from 1966 and its main hall can accommodate 2222 people. To the north of Westersingel there is a statue commemorating the resistance of the inhabitants of Rotterdam during the ..

  • 9 De Waterstad Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Boompjes NL - 3011 XZ Rotterdam

    Wandering around this quarter, the visitor becomes aware of the importance of the sea in a city like Rotterdam. The water is everywhere, surrounding houses, monuments and lapping at the quaysides.

  • 10 Rotterdam Maritime Museum Interesting

    Museums and art

    Leuvehaven 1 NL - 3011 EA Rotterdam

    This museum was created in 1874 thanks to Prince Hendrick, brother of William III, a naval officer and founded of the Royal Dutch Yatch Club. Originally occupying what is now the Wereldsmuseum, the collections were moved in 1979, and have been in the..

  • 11 Delfshaven Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Voorhaven NL - 3025 NL Rotterdam

    The ancient port of Delft is of great historical significance. It was from here that the Pilgrim Fathers left for England in 1620, before sailing on to the New World. It is also the birthplace of such famous figures as Piet Hein (1577), an admiral re..

  • 12 Voorhaven Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3025 NL Rotterdam

    With its chapel and belfry (the Church of the Pilgrim Fathers), and the charming mobile bridge separating it from Albrechtskolk, Voorhaven is a picturesque quayside and a very pleasant place for a stroll.

  • 13 Porters' House (Zakkendragershuisje) Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    NL - 3024 RS Rotterdam

    This house, situated beside the lock to the north of the Voorhaven, dates from the 17th Century. The porters used to gather here when a vessel was due to be loaded or unloaded. Nowadays it is home to a pewter craft workshop and foundry, where ancient..

  • 14 Diergaarde Blijdorp Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Blijdorplaan 8 NL - 3030 KE Rotterdam

    This zoo is home to more than 2000 animal species, with some rare specimens (okapis). There are a number of associated attractions, including a tropical forest, a cave and some islands. The oppressive heat and humidity of the "Taman Indah" ..

  • 15 World Trade Center Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    NL - 3011 AA Rotterdam

    This 23 storey tower was built between 1983 and 1986 by R.B. van Erk, and stands above the Stock Exchange building. It is shaped like a flattened ellipse and is easily identifiable from afar, thanks to its bottle-green glass walls.

  • 16 Musée d'Histoire Het Schielandshuis Interesting

    Museums and art

    Korte Hoogstraat 31 NL - 3011 GK Rotterdam

    This superb museum is captivating. Built between 1662 and1665, the facade of the Schielandshuis is harmoniously and classically proportioned, with decoration in a baroque style. Originally intended for the administrative offices controlling the Schie..

  • 17 Euromast Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Parkhaven 20 NL - 3016 GM Rotterdam

    Situated in the Rotterdam park, near Parkhaven, this tall structure dates from 1960. Euromast was erected at the time of the World Horticultural Exhibition - the "Floriade". Its terrace, at a height of 100 m, offers a splendid view over the..

  • 18 Boompjes Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Boompjes NL - 3011 XZ Rotterdam

    An elegant avenue planted with a double row of lime trees in the 17th Century, Boompjes is today a modern thoroughfare with numerous cafés and restaurants, apartment and office buildings. Three towers (Boompjestorens), designed by H. Klunder, dominat..

  • 19 Vieux port Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Oude Haven NL - 3025 Rotterdam

    Built in 1325, Oude Haven is Rotterdam's oldest port. Today the area bustles with life, and it is a good place to enjoy sitting on a café terrace. The Witte Huis (White House), built in 1897-1898, is the only remnant here of the pre-war period. With ..

  • 20 Musée De Dubbelde Palmboom Interesting

    Museums and art

    Voorhaven 12 NL - 3024 RM Rotterdam

    This is an attractive location for this museum, occupying as it does two former warehouses dating from 1825. During restoration carried out in 1970 and 1975, the original corniced facade was replaced with the gabled double facade that is characterist..

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