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? Rotterdam Central Station

Modern architecture pearl, the main railway station of Rotterdam city receiving an average of 170 000 passengers daily. One of the greatest city’s architectural highlights

? Schieland House

The 17th century building former headquarter of Waterschap Schieland, institution responsible for water policy and management in this part of South Holland. as well, once temporary accommodation place of Napoleon Bonaparte

? Big Church/ St. Lawrence Church

Late Gothic style building from 1525 and in the same time the oldest building in city of Rotterdam. One of the several rarely buildings survived Nazi bombing on May 15th 1940.

? Erasmus of Rotterdam’s Monument

Monument honored to Desiderius Erasmus Roterdamus alias Erasmus of Rotterdam, one of the biggest philosophers, theologians, scholars, priest from 16th century. Many public buildings, structures and education institutions are named against this famous Rotterdammer.

? Markthal (The Market Hall)

Modern building situated on one of the biggest Rotterdam’s Squares in the shape of horseshoe — closed market combined with living space and facilities, also nicknamed “The Sistine Chapel of Rotterdam”

? Kijk-Kubus (The Cube Houses)

Atypical tree-looking buildings with cube-shaped apartments on the top of the supporting columns. Because of its form only 3/4 of the inner space is suitable and usable for common living

? Old Harbor

One of the oldest ( but not the oldest one!) ports of Medieval Rotterdam, former river mouth of river Rotte to New Meuse river. Nowadays favorite gathering place of Rotterdam citizens with plenty of coffee bars, restaurants, taverns, disco clubs…

? De Witt Huis (The White House)

Once the highest “skyscraper” in Europe from the end of 19th century, 42 meter ( 141 ft) tall.

Willemsbrug (The Red Bridge)
Also called “The Red Bridge” dedicated to Willem III is one of the three Rotterdam’s bridges connecting central and Northern part of the city with Southern districts.

De Hef (The Elevator)

Huge steel construction once served like “rotating” and “lifting” train bridge across river New Meuse.

? De Boeg

The war memorial commemorating 3500 persons on board of Dutch merchant ships who lost their lives in World War II.

? Leuwhaven Maritime Museum
An open air maritime museum. The great collection of steamships, docking cargo machines and equipment, ship engines and other objects

? Erasmus Bridge

One of the greatest symbols and images of this city also called “The Swan” or ” The Harp” , 139m high with the biggest and heaviest “opening part” of the bridge in Europe, 80 m long.

? boat transport from Rotterdam to Kinderdijk, ca. 45 min…

? Kinderdijk
Picturesque area with 19 authentic polder windmills from 1st half of 18th century, 15 km away from the biggest European port. The best example of efficient and well organized Dutch water management through the centuries. The piece of untouched nature, green oasis of peace and calm, exotic kind of birds.

 

HIGHLIGHTS

Rotterdam – Clashing point of traditional and avant-garde architecture styles
Rotterdam -The greenest city in the Netherlands
Rotterdam – Drink a coffee at lowest Dutch point below sea level (-7,67 m)
Rotterdam – Place with completely different Red Light District
Kinderdijk – Facts about windmills and polders – propose, creating‚ maintenances

 

 

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