Devastated by the tremendous shelling she had to endure during the WWII, has managed to get ahead by being born a new Rotterdam. From the old city there are hardly any buildings like the town hall or Post, among others.
Located west of the Netherlands, Rotterdam has become a reference in the world of architecture. Many of the great architects and engineers have designed some of its many constructions. Not surprisingly, here is the Netherlands Institute of Architecture (NAI).
There is no better reflection of this innovative air than its famous "Cubic Houses", in which the architect Piet blom created a new concept of home. One of these houses is a museum that can be visited.
We must not overlook that we are in the largest seaport in Europe and, currently, the second in the world (www.portofrotterdam.com). The famous Europoort (Puerta de Europa), with its kilometers of piers and moorings, employs many of the city's inhabitants. If possible, it is highly recommended to make a small cruise, approximately one hour through the huge port.
But if what we want is to have a unique panoramic view of the port, it is best to go up to the famous Euromast, a modern communications tower (185 meters high) that will allow us to enjoy incredible views and to regain strength by eating in its extraordinary restaurant.
Other places to discover:
- We can walk through the downtown Lijnbaan, along Coolsingel Avenue and its adjacent busy streets (nearby we will see the Church of San Lorenzo), where we will find the building of the Stock Exchange and the World Trade Center.
– Oude Heaven: terrace area and bars.
– Het Park: we can take a leisurely stroll through this beautiful park.
Walking in Rotterdam | City Centre | The Netherlands - 4K60 (February 2023)