Rotterdam

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Euromast, Parkhaven

Although you wouldn't say so when walking in this town, Rotterdam is an old city. It got it's name of its situation on the small river Rotte where people made a dam. The place has even older city rights than its rival city Amsterdam. Count William III granted the place in 1328. About 30 years later the city got walls of which you still can see a part hanging on the roof of the underground train station Blaak. The oldest big building is the Laurenskerk, for a part surviving world war II. On May 14th 1940 the Germans bombed the entire city heart. This is why the city looks modern. On the other hand, architects often get free hand to create the most interesting buildings. Here you find creations of among others Piet Blom and Rem Koolhaas (O.M.A.). At the moment the enormous rebuilding project of the train station is getting to the finishing touch.

Town Hall
Large appartment buildings grow out of the ground like mushrooms (especially on the "Kop van Zuid"). Thus, nickname for Rotterdam is "Manhattan on the Maas".

In 2000 Rotterdam was not only cultural capital of Europe, but also the centre of football with the finals of the European Championship. Italy won the final in De Kuip, home stadium of Feyenoord (worldchampion 1970). Rotterdam is a cultural city. Most famous musea Boymans - Van Beuningen and the Kunsthal. There are yearly great festivals like Summer carnival and the Dance Parade. Rotterdam marathon once had the world record.

First of all, Rotterdam is famous because of its huge port. You can have a (day) trip by boat on the Spido, most interesting!

Sweetski says:
Wat heeft Rotterdam toch een leuke plekjes hè? Wel jammer dat het ze zo verpreid liggen :(
Posted on: Mar 07, 2008
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Euromast, Parkhaven
Euromast, Parkhaven
Town Hall
Town Hall
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, executed…
Johan van Oldenbarnevelt, execute…
World Trade Center
World Trade Center
Coolse poort
Coolse poort
Beurs (WTC) entrance
Beurs (WTC) entrance
Beurstraverse, Koopgoot
Beurstraverse, "Koopgoot"
De Bijenkorf
De Bijenkorf
Carl Nesjkar
Carl Nesjkar
Door with a view
Door with a view
Doelenplein
Doelenplein
Always building
Always building
Mauritssingel
Mauritssingel
Eendrachtsplein
Eendrachtsplein
Westersingel
Westersingel
Westersingel
Westersingel
Boymans-van Beuningen museum
Boymans-van Beuningen museum
Chabot museum
Chabot museum
Rodin on Mauritssingel
Rodin on Mauritssingel
Oude Binnenweg
Oude Binnenweg
Binnenwegplein
Binnenwegplein
Schielandhuis
Schielandhuis
Laurenskerk
Laurenskerk
Desiderius Erasmus
Desiderius Erasmus
Erasmus of Rotterdam
Erasmus of Rotterdam
Library and Blaaktower
Library and Blaaktower
Blaak
Blaak
Cube houses
Cube houses
Cube houses Piet Blom
Cube houses Piet Blom
Cube houses
Cube houses
Blaak, scaters paradise
Blaak, scaters paradise
Blaak
Blaak
Van Vollehovenstraat
Van Vollehovenstraat
Westelijk handelsterrein
Westelijk handelsterrein
Inside westelijk handelsterrein
Inside westelijk handelsterrein
Westplein
Westplein
Erasmus University medical center
Erasmus University medical center
Het Park
Het Park
Het Park
Het Park
Het Park
Het Park
Het Park
Het Park
Het Park
Het Park
(Off-) Spring
(Off-) Spring
Het Park dancers
Het Park dancers
Veerhaven
Veerhaven
Veerhaven
Veerhaven
Veerhaven
Veerhaven
Maas, Willemskade
Maas, Willemskade
Maas, Willemskade
Maas, Willemskade
Parkhaven
Parkhaven
Müllerpier
Müllerpier
Erasmus bridge (The Swan)
Erasmus bridge (The Swan)
Marathon monument
Marathon monument
H.A.L. tower
H.A.L. tower
De verwoeste stad (The destroyed c…
De verwoeste stad (The destroyed …
Parklaan
Parklaan
Schiedamse Vest
Schiedamse Vest
Schiedamsesingel
Schiedamsesingel
Russian church
Russian church
Greek church
Greek church
Norwegian church
Norwegian church
Chalet Suisse
Chalet Suisse
Het Park
Het Park
Kortenaerstraat
Kortenaerstraat
De Boeg monument
De Boeg monument
Holland America Line
Holland America Line
Maas, Lisa
Maas, Lisa
Queen Mary 2
Queen Mary 2
Oosterdam
Oosterdam
Maasboulevard
Maasboulevard
Maas, Abel Tasman
Maas, Abel Tasman
Maas, Port of Rotterdam
Maas, Port of Rotterdam
Willemsbrug
Willemsbrug
Witte Huis (The White House)
Witte Huis (The White House)
Oudehaven
Oudehaven
Oudehaven
Oudehaven
Nieuwe Maas, Maastunnel
Nieuwe Maas, Maastunnel
Oude Haven
Oude Haven
Haringvliet crow
Haringvliet crow
Haringvliet
Haringvliet
Wijnhaven, lions bridge
Wijnhaven, lions bridge
Walk of Fame
Walk of Fame
Leuvehaven
Leuvehaven
De Buffel
De Buffel
Leuvehaven
Leuvehaven
Shipmuseum
Shipmuseum
Leuvehaven museum
Leuvehaven museum
Leuvehaven
Leuvehaven
Leuvehaven
Leuvehaven
Leuvehaven museum
Leuvehaven museum
Entrepothaven
Entrepothaven
Entrepothaven
Entrepothaven
St. Job warehouse
St. Job warehouse
P.D. Hooghplein
P.D. Hooghplein
W.Buytewechstraat
W.Buytewechstraat
Winter on Westerkade
Winter on Westerkade
Westerkade
Westerkade
Parkkade
Parkkade
Why is Czar Peter the Great in Rot…
Why is Czar Peter the Great in Ro…
Veerhaven winter wonder-land
Veerhaven winter wonder-land
Parklaan
Parklaan
Parklaan
Parklaan
Parklaan
Parklaan
Parklaan
Parklaan
Schoonoord park
Schoonoord park
Schoonoord park
Schoonoord park
Het Park
Het Park
Parkheuvel
Parkheuvel
Het Park
Het Park
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photo by: polvandenwirre