De Rotterdam Tower

Holland Amerikakade, 3072 Rotterdam, Nederland

Description

Big, bigger, biggest: De Rotterdam

The building De Rotterdam (not to be confused with the steamship ss Rotterdam) is the largest building in the Netherlands. It's not only impressive due to its height of 150 meters, but also due to its huge surface of 160,000 m2 (!). The Rotterdam building consists of three towers that include shops, offices, homes, restaurants and the four stars boutique Hotel nhow Rotterdam with a magnificent view on the Erasmus Bridge and the skyline of Rotterdam. The top floor of De Rotterdam offers a huge 750 m2 penthouse with three roof top terraces, which was recently sold for 3,5 million Euros.

Vertical city De Rotterdam

In a classic skyscraper you only socialize with other people at the elevators, but the idea of De Rotterdam is that you should easily be able to spend 24 hours within this building, just like in a real city. That means that the multifunctional building contains all kinds of facilities such as working, relaxing, living, food & beverage and shops, just like in a small village. Therefore, the concept of De Rotterdam is also known as the vertical city. Guided tours at De Rotterdam are available at De Rotterdam Tours.

Designed by Rem Koolhaas

De Rotterdam was designed by the famous architect Rem Koolhaas from Rotterdam, who also designed ' De Kunsthal' exhibition centre. The three interconnected towers consist of irregularly stacked blocks that give the Rotterdam skyscraper a different shape from different perspectives.

Historical name De Rotterdam

The name of the building refers to the history of the Wilhelminapier, where in the past tens of thousands of Europeans emigrated to America on board the Holland America Line (HAL). One of the ships that shuttled between Rotterdam and New York was named ss Rotterdam.

Interested in modern architecture?

Have a look at the extensive Rotterdam architecture guide for an overview of the most striking buildings!


Explore Rotterdam

Discover the best attractions, have a look at the prettiest sights, visit some interesting museums and have fun at the best shopping areas in Rotterdam!

 

 

Read more

 

Pic

Public transport in and around in Rotterdam made easy with the travel chip card.

 

Pic

Book a hotel in Rotterdam and stay overnight with lowest price guarantee!

 

Pic

Advertise on City Guide Rotterdam and reach everyone with an interest in Rotterdam!

 

Pic

Follow City Guide Rotterdam and stay informed about all events and activities in Rotterdam!

You May Also Like

Explore what else Rotterdam has got to offer!

Maas Tower

The Benelux tallest office skyscraper with a stunning height of 165 meters!

Van Nelle Factory

This former coffee, tea and tobacco factory in Rotterdam is now a UNESCO world heritage site due to its revolutionary design.

Zalmhaven Tower

Ready in 2020! The Benelux tallest residential building with a heigth of 215 meters has a spectacular panorama platform.

New Orleans

The tallest residential tower in the Netherlands with a height of 158 meters offers a spectacular panorama.

De Brug

The Unilever office building in Rotterdam is made of glass and steel and has been built over a historic factory.

Delftse Poort

You can't miss this 151 meters tall office building close to the central station in Rotterdam.