Discover Benelux | Rotterdam | The Manhattan on the Maas
architectural masterpiece in the area which hosts countless market stands, shops, restaurants, and flats. All within a stone’s throw away are the shopping zone Lijnbaankwartier, the Museum Quarter and the Maritime quarter, a romantic area with beautiful town houses and stately streets.
Kop van Zuid & Katendrecht (Read more from page 20) The area around the Kop van Zuid is an architect’s playground, with buildings from architects such as Álvaro Siza, Renzo Piano, and Rotterdam local Rem Koolhaas. Most striking is De Rotterdam, a mixed-use, 160,000-square-metre tower, conceived as a ‘vertical city’ on the river Maas. But Kop van Zuid is not just skyscraper central; the Cruise Terminal and Hotel New York are reminders of bygone days and should definitely be on your must-see list. Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode
Next to Kop van Zuid lies Katendrecht. This part of town has been transformed
from a rough sailor area and red light district into one of the most happening places in Rotterdam. Once serving as the city’s Chinatown, Katendrecht now counts several great restaurants, cute eateries and characteristic bars, and is an absolute dream for foodies.
Close to the city centre (Read more from page 24) Because of the city’s compact nature and excellent transport links, it takes only a hop and a skip to visit one of Rotterdam’s charming districts surrounding the centre. An oasis of design and food is Rotterdam Noord, an area that has seen a massive reconstruction over the past decade. Are you feeling trendy today? Stroll to Rotterdam-West, where you will find de Nieuwe Binnenweg, currently one of Rotterdam’s most popular streets. For something more fancy, head of to Kralingen. Due to its romantic villa neighbourhoods and wide streets, it is known as the somewhat more chic part of town. Oude Haven. Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode
14 | Issue 34 | October 2016
Promoting Belgium, The Netherlands and Luxembourg.