Discover Benelux | Rotterdam | The Perfect Spring & Summer Break
Relaxing in the park near the Euromast. Photo: Claire Droppert
Dutch gables in historical Delfshaven. Photo: Daniele Varlonga
After the destruction of World War Two, this dynamic city decided to break with the past and opt for a new, modern aesthetic with sparkling skyscrapers and numerous innovative architectural projects. Highlights include the towering Maastoren (165 metres high) and the Rotterdam Cube Houses, which were designed by Piet Blom in 1984. Rotated 45 degrees, the homes near the Blaak and the Oude Haven were created as a kind of village within the city.
Go with the flow As a famous port city, Rotterdam’s links to the North Sea are unbreakable. The Maas River flows right through the city, and many of the main attractions are related to water. Well worth a visit is the SS Rotterdam, known as the city’s ‘Grande Dame’. It is the biggest passenger ship ever built on Dutch soil and the former flagship of the Holland America Line. Issue 41 | May 2017 | 41
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