Rotterdam is a must-see city with lots of attractions, monuments and architectural highlights to look out for.Β 

The first publicly accessible art storage facility – β€˜the bowl’ – is as self-evident as it is groundbreaking. After all, the viewing starts outside, searching for your reflection in the mirrored exterior.

Rotterdam Central Station is one of the most iconic architectural sites in Rotterdam.

The Euromast observation tower was constructed to mark the Floriade gardening extravaganza in 1960.

You’ll find an indoor market hall in various world-class cities, but the combination with luxury housing makes Rotterdam’sΒ MarkthalΒ the first of its kind.Β 

The ss Rotterdam (1959) is the former flagship of the Holland-America Line and boasts a wealth of history.Β 

ThisΒ picturesque yacht marinaΒ is one of the few parts of the old city that survived the 1940 bombardment of Rotterdam.

As a port city, Rotterdam has unbreakable ties to the Nieuwe Maas River. There are all sorts of ways to explore and experience the river and the port.

The Cube Houses (Piet Blom, 1978-1984) are part of the Blaakse Bos (Blaakse Wood) development which borders on the Laurenskwartier district and the Waterfront area.Β 

The 800-metre longΒ Erasmus BridgeΒ (Ben van Berkel, 1996) spans the Nieuwe Maas River and links the northern and southern parts of Rotterdam.Β 

The ultimate arts and culture street in Rotterdam, de Witte de Withstraat, is known for its artistic, multicultural and lively character. Referred to as the city’s β€˜Axis of Art’, it runs from theΒ Maritime MuseumΒ to the Museumpark and is lined with galleries, avantgarde fashion boutiques, restaurants and (art) cafΓ©s. Fan of street art? Discover impressive wall paintings from local artists with theΒ Rotterdam Street Art Route.Β More art & culture…

Rotterdam is a lovely city to explore on foot. You can take in an abundance of sights on a short stroll or long city walk.Β 

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