Known for its outstanding architecture, trendy cafes and biggest port in all of Europe, Rotterdam is much more than just Amsterdam’s neighbour. This city, which was once in ruins after the World War II, is now the fastest growing touristic city in Holland with a lot to offer.
We have made a list of five most popular places to experience while visiting Rotterdam.
- The Cube Houses
Designed back in the 1980’s, the Cube Houses (dutch: Kubuswoningen) are an eye-catcher to everyone visiting the city. Designed by the famous architect Piet Blom, these iconic cubes are all built at 45 degrees. Inside this complex, you can find a small museum by the name of ‘Kijk-Kubus’ (English: Watch Cube), which gives you the chance to see these unique cubes’ interiors.
- Euromast Tower
Euromast Tower is a 185 metres high observation tower, making it the tallest building in the Netherlands. The building offers stunning panoramic views over the city, as well as a nice restaurant where you can book a table and enjoy a delicious dinner.
If you are a first-time visitor in Rotterdam, make sure to pay a visit to the iconic horseshoe-shaped Markthal. This outstanding architectural construction, located just across the Cubic Houses, holds a mix of shopping mall, living spaces, restaurants and shops. With more than 40 market stalls, the variety of international and local dishes is cosmic.
- Rotterdam Central Station
When focusing on the divine architecture that Rotterdam offers, The Central Railway Station of Rotterdam must be mentioned as one of the most distinctive architectural structures in the entire city. Its triangular shape made from stainless steel and glass roof that was being under construction for many years has opened in 2014 and has been very frequent for travellers and visitors ever since.
- Erasmus Bridge
The famous Maas river which flows through Rotterdam is richly adorned with many bridges, one of whom is the Erasmus Bridge. Names as “The Swan” by the locals, the Erasmus Bridge has a height of 139 meters, making it an extremely noticeable landmark of the city of Rotterdam. If wish to enjoy this view some more, make sure to visit the NHow bar and restaurant in Rotterdam, which offers a nice terrace overlooking the Erasmus Bridge along with the Rotterdam skyline.