I visited Rotterdam for a few days in
May April and spend some time with my good friend Rob de Voogd photographing this nice city. These few day produced enough material for a separate image gallery of Rotterdam.
Rotterdam is in southern part of the Netherlands and is home to the busiest port in the World and has a population of about 620,000. Definitely a modern city with a nice blend of old and new architecture.
Great Architecture in Rotterdam
There are many architectural highlights in Rotterdam. The most famous is probably the Erasmus bridge over the Nieuwe Maas (New Maas) river designed by: UNStudio. But the new central train station with a daring modern triangular roof over the main entrance cladded with stainless steel might become just as iconic. The station was designed by a collaboration of Benthem Crouwel Architects and MVSA and completed by early 2014.
The latest addition to the skyline is ‘The Rotterdam’ a 44 stories modern multifunctional building designed by Rem Koolhaas. This Tower next to the Erasmus bridge won the 2014 price for the best tall building in Europe.
Other fun things to do:
- Visit the Euro mast a 122m high viewing platform with a great view of the city and the New Maas river.
- take one of the many available boat rides or water taxis on the Nieuwe Maas (New Maas) River.
- And if you visit the Netherlands for the first time there are lots of other nice destinations like Amsterdam and The Hague nearby.
Click here to find the Rotterdam Photography Gallery