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Sights in Rotterdam

 

Sights in Rotterdam: Historic monuments and modern architecture

Rotterdam has nearly completely been destroyed during World War II, because of the strategic role of the port. Nevertheless, some very interesting historical sights can be found in Rotterdam, such as the beautiful Rotterdam Town Hall. But the unique thing about Rotterdam is that in addition to the historic sights several modern buildings have been built that have become important sights in Rotterdam as well.

 

Historic sights in Rotterdam

The Old Harbour and the historic Delfshaven, where many VOC ships were built, still reflect this pre-war atmosphere and are very popular with tourists. The Maritime Quarter (Scheepvaartkwartier) is an important sight as well: here you'll find most monuments of Rotterdam. An absolute must see and one of the best sights in Rotterdam is Hotel New York located at the Wilhelminapier, which is a great sight on its own.

 

Modern sights in Rotterdam

Sure, many Dutch cities have beautiful historic sights, but the combination with ultra modern architecture which you can find everywhere in Rotterdam makes Rotterdam one of a kind! The Erasmus Bridge and the Cube Houses are the best examples of great modern sights that you can find in Rotterdam.

 

 

Wilhelmina Pier

Rotterdam's new centre of modern architecture with a lot of skyscrapers, museums, restaurants and the cruise ship terminal.

Lake Kralingen

Swimming, sailing, walking or relaxing in Rotterdam's main recreational area!

The Park

You can relax and enjoy the beautiful, green nature in this big park next to the Euromast!

Historic Windmills

Beautiful historic 18th century mills and the only active snuff and spice mills in the Netherlands!

City Hall

The city hall of Rotterdam is a monument and one of a few buildings that survived the 2nd world war.

Market Hall

Buy your fresh lunch at this one-of-a-kind indoor food market and enjoy the ceiling!

Hotel New York

See the former head office of the Holland America Line where many people boarded for emigration to America.

Flag Parade

See 230 flags from nations all over the world in this cheerful flag parade!

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Flag Parade

See 230 flags from nations all over the world in this cheerful flag parade!

The Destroyed City

See the memorial that remembers the bombing of Rotterdam's historic heart during WW2.

The Park

You can relax and enjoy the beautiful, green nature in this big park next to the Euromast!

Lake Kralingen

Swimming, sailing, walking or relaxing in Rotterdam's main recreational area!

City Hall

The city hall of Rotterdam is a monument and one of a few buildings that survived the 2nd world war.

Wilhelmina Pier

Rotterdam's new centre of modern architecture with a lot of skyscrapers, museums, restaurants and the cruise ship terminal.