33 Sights in Rotterdam, Netherlands (with Map and Images)

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Here you can find interesting sights in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about the sight. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 33 sights are available in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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1. Markthal

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The Markthal is a residential and office building with a market hall underneath, located in Rotterdam. The building was opened on October 1, 2014, by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Besides the large market hall, the complex houses 228 apartments, 4,600 m2 retail space, 1,600 m2 horeca and an underground 4-storey parking garage with a capacity of over 1200 cars.

Wikipedia: Market Hall (Rotterdam) (EN)

2. Euromast

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Euromast is an observation tower in Rotterdam, Netherlands, designed by Hugh Maaskant constructed between 1958 and 1960. It was specially built for the 1960 Floriade, and is a listed monument since 2010. The tower is a concrete structure with an internal diameter of 9 m (30 ft) and a wall thickness of 30 cm (12 in). For stability it is built on a concrete block of 1,900,000 kg (4,200,000 lb) so that the centre of gravity is below ground. It has a "crow's nest" observation platform 96 m (315 ft) above ground and a restaurant. Originally 101 m (331 ft) in height it was the tallest building in Rotterdam. It lost this position to the high-rise of Erasmus MC which was completed in 1968, but regained it when the Space Tower was added to the top of the building in 1970, giving an additional 85 m (279 ft). Euromast was the highest building of the Netherlands, but was surpassed by De Zalmhaven, also in Rotterdam, in 2021. It is also a member of the World Federation of Great Towers. In 2008, 2009 and 2019, the tower hosted an extreme sports event which featured BASE jumping. A new event is expected in september 2022.

Wikipedia: Euromast (EN)

3. SS Rotterdam

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SS Rotterdam bertknot from scarborough, australia / CC BY-SA 2.0

The fifth SS Rotterdam, also known as "The Grande Dame", is a former ocean liner and cruise ship, and has been a hotel ship in Rotterdam, Netherlands since 2010. She was launched by Queen Juliana of the Netherlands in a gala ceremony on 13 September 1958, and was completed the following summer.

Wikipedia: SS Rotterdam (EN)

4. Scheepswerf De Delft

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Scheepswerf De Delft Rob Oo / CC BY 2.0

At the port of Lloydvark. She was founded in 2001 to rebuild the 18th century linen boat. It was named "Historic Shipyard Rock Dam" in October 2012 and "Foundation Deposit" in April 2014. The ancient name is a reference to the 19th-century shipyard, which has the same name as hoboken's Ruminant's Rock Dam's Farmer's Cave. From April 2014, the shipyard consisted of leather/work companies, production companies and museums. In this respect, study/work companies are the main source of income. The municipal authorities provided apprentices to students in the form of contracts through bidding. No contracts have been awarded since the start of 2018 and financial problems have increased, so the subsidy has been applied for the first time since 2013, and the municipality has not provided it. Therefore, on December 11, 2018, "Foundation Delt" went bankrupt, and on July 11, 2019, a public sale of complete inventory was held.

Wikipedia: De Delft (scheepswerf) (NL)

5. De Boeg

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De Boeg F.Eveleens / CC BY 3.0

The bow is the war memorial of the rock dam. It commemorates the 3,500 crew members of Dutch merchant ships who lost their lives in the Second World War. On April 10, 1957, the princess unveiled the monument to the mural in the corner of the treetops and grooves. The 46-meter-high aluminum structure symbolizes the bow in concrete waves. Later, on July 15, 1965, an 8-meter-high bronze statue group was added to the monument: a helmsman, three sailors and a drowning man. On one side, the text is "They stay the same".

Wikipedia: De Boeg (Rotterdam) (NL)

6. Botanische Tuin Afrikaanderwijk

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Botanical Garden F. Rrikanderwijk is a botanical garden located in Rock Garden F. Rkanderwijk. The botanical garden in Africa Plaza was founded in 1923 as part of the old hbs. The garden was used as a practice room for biology courses in hbs and later senior school communities. Due to lack of funds, this situation ended around 1975. After that, the garden dropped slightly. In the mid-1980s, the garden was completely renovated and restored to its original design. The garden is now a national monument.

Wikipedia: Botanische Tuin Afrikaanderwijk (NL)

7. Kubuswoningen

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The cube houses in the rock dam are 38 cube pile houses and 13 foam company cubes located near the old harbor. They were built between 1982 and 1984 after plans were first proposed in 1978. The design of the pet blom is a variation on the helmondse cube house in a slightly larger grid. On a high viaduct, it is known as a rollover, but the entire complex is known as a blowing forest. Cube houses are built in the form of sloping cubes on piles, also known as pile houses or tree houses.

Wikipedia: Kubuswoningen (Rotterdam) (NL)

8. Fikkie

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Fikkie is a statue of artist Joeki Simák, which is located on the Oude Binnenweg in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The statue was presented to the city in 1963 in honor of the 10th lustrum of the Rotterdamsch Studenten Corps (RSC). The statue was unveiled on 16 November 1963 by Karel Paul van der Mandele, then chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Netherlands School of Economics (NEH). The Fikkie sculpture symbolizes the comparison with students: young and headstrong.

Wikipedia: Fikkie (Rotterdam) (NL)

9. Hoflaankerk

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The Hoflaankerk on the corner of Hoflaan and Oudedijk is the oldest church building in rotterdam's Kralingen district. It was built in 1842 as a Waterstaatskerk diagonally opposite the former town hall, which stood on the corner of the 's-Gravenweg and the Kortekade at the crossroads. The architect was Arend Roodenburg, head teacher of Architecture at the Royal Academy in The Hague. The address of the national monument is Hoflaan 1.

Wikipedia: Hoflaankerk (NL)

10. Zuiderpark

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The Zuiderpark is a city park in the Rotterdam district of Charlois. The park is located between the pre -war Carnisse district and the post -war neighborhoods Zuidwijk and Pendrecht. From 1952 the park was constructed as a user park and not as a decorative park. The park has several allotment garden complexes and offers space for various Rotterdam football clubs. Various open -air pop festivals have also been held over the years.

Wikipedia: Zuiderpark (Rotterdam) (NL)

11. De verwoeste stad

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De verwoeste stad F.Eveleens / CC BY 3.0

The Destroyed City is a bronze memorial sculpture in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. It commemorates the German bombing of Rotterdam on 14 May 1940, which destroyed the medieval centre of the city. Unveiled in 1953, it was designated as a Dutch national monument (Rijksmonument) in 2010. It is the largest sculpture by the Russian-born French sculptor Ossip Zadkine, his best known work, and the best known sculpture in Rotterdam.

Wikipedia: The Destroyed City (EN)

12. De Maagd van Holland

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The Virgin of Holland is a statue in the center of the Dutch city of Rotterdam, on the Nieuwemarkt at the Gedempte Botersloot. It is a monument erected in honor of the capture of Den Briel by the Beggars on April 1, 1572. The statue, unveiled in 1874 and officially nicknamed the Statue of Liberty, was intended as a central backdrop to the exuberant annual April 1 celebrations. It was made by Joseph Graven.

Wikipedia: De Maagd van Holland (NL)

13. Sonneveldhuis

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Sonneveld House in the South Holland city of Rotterdam was built between 1932 and 1933 by architect Leendert van der Vlugt of Bureau Brinkman & van der Vlugt on behalf of A. H. Sonneveld, then a member of the board of the Rotterdam company Erven De Weduwe J. van Nelle. Sonneveld House, together with the nearby Boevé House designed by the same architect in the same style, is a national monument.

Wikipedia: Huis Sonneveld (NL)

14. Poortgebouw

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The Poortgebouw is a national monument located at Stieltjesstraat 38 in the Kop van Zuid area of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It was built beside the River Maas in 1879 and experienced a range of uses until it was squatted October 3, 1980. It had been standing empty for 2 years and was squatted as a protest intended to highlight the lack of affordable residential housing in Rotterdam.

Wikipedia: Poortgebouw (EN)

15. Sint-Bavo

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The Sint-Bavokerk is a Roman Catholic parish church in the Pendrecht district of Rotterdam. The church is the church building of the 'Our Lady of Lourdes parish' which is part of the 'Parish Federation Mary Magdalene'. In the context of the 'Designation Programme Reconstruction 1940-1945', the church building was designated a national monument in 2019.

Wikipedia: Sint-Bavokerk (Rotterdam) (NL)

16. Havenmuseum

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The Port Museum is located in and on the Leuvehaven in the South Holland city of Rotterdam. The museum collection includes ships, harbour cranes and other port-related objects from the period 1850-1970. The Port Museum has merged with the Maritime Museum Rotterdam since September 2014. Both museums will merge under the name Maritime Museum Rotterdam.

Wikipedia: Havenmuseum (NL)

17. Kunstinstituut Melly

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Kunstinstituut Melly Bob Goedewaagen / CC BY 3.0

Kunstinstituut Melly is a contemporary art gallery located in a former school building on Witte de Withstraat, in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. It was founded in 1990 and originally named after the street it was located on. It presents curated exhibitions, symposiums, live events, educational programs, and has a separate art literature publishing arm.

Wikipedia: Kunstinstituut Melly (EN)

18. Het Nieuwe Instituut

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The Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAI) was a cultural institute for architecture and urban development, which comprised a museum, an archive plus library and a platform for lectures and debates. The NAI was established in 1988 and was based in Rotterdam since 1993. It ceased to exist in 2013, when it became part of Het Nieuwe Instituut.

Wikipedia: Netherlands Architecture Institute (EN)

19. Pauluskerk

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Pauluskerk is a church building on the Mauritsweg in the center of Rotterdam. The first Pauluskerk there was taken into use in 1960 by the reformed municipality of Rotterdam and was demolished in 2007. At the same place, church activities resumed in 2013 in a new futuristic-looking structure, designed by the English architect Will Alsop.

Wikipedia: Pauluskerk (Rotterdam) (NL)

20. Calandmonument

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The Caland monument in the Scheepvaartkwartier, in the Dutch city of Rotterdam, commemorates engineer Pieter Caland, who designed the Nieuwe Waterweg, the direct connection to the sea. The monument was unveiled in 1907 after a design from 1906 by H. J. Evers with Arend Odé, and was financed by the Rotterdam bourgeoisie.

Wikipedia: Calandmonument (NL)

21. De Doelen

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De Doelen is a concert venue and convention centre in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It was originally built in 1934 but then destroyed in 1940 during the German bombardment of Rotterdam in May 1940 at the outset of World War II. It was rebuilt in 1966, originally with one hall to which two more were added in the 1990s.

Wikipedia: De Doelen (EN)

22. Oude Kerk Charlois

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Oude Kerk Charlois S.J. de Waard / CC BY 3.0

The building of the Oude Kerk in Charlois is relatively young, but stands on the site of a much older church. The current church hall dates from 1868. The tower is much older, which was completed in 1660. The Reformed District Church Charlois of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands uses the house of worship.

Wikipedia: Oude Kerk (Charlois) (NL)

23. Joods Kindermonument

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The Jewish Children's Monument at rotterdam is a monument at the south end to commemorate Jewish children who were deported and died in the Second World War. The monument is set as a semicircle with the names of all the children listed on it. It was designed by wim quist and unveiled on April 10, 2013

Wikipedia: Joods Kindermonument (Rotterdam) (NL)

24. Villa Zebra

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Villa Zebra Paul van der Blom / CC BY 2.5

Villa Zebra is a children's museum for contemporary visual arts. Villa Zebra is developing interactive exhibitions and art installations, art workshops and a host of a cobbling or reading afternoon every two weeks. Villa Zebra also provides art education processes in schools and on location.

Wikipedia: Villa Zebra (NL)

25. Mariniersmuseum

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Netherlands Marine Corps Museum is a museum on the history of the Netherlands Marine Corps. Since December 1995 it has been housed in a building on the Wijnhaven in Rotterdam. Since 2014 it has been one of the four museums managed by the Koninklijke Stichting Defensiemusea (KSD).

Wikipedia: Netherlands Marine Corps Museum (EN)

26. Chabot Museum

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The Chabot Museum is a museum dedicated to the Dutch painter and sculptor Hendrik Chabot in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The museum is housed in a monumental villa in the Museumpark, near the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen and the Netherlands Architecture Institute.

Wikipedia: Chabot Museum (EN)

27. Belasting & Douane Museum

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The Tax & Customs Museum is a museum around a theme of historical and social importance and gives people insight into why we pay taxes. The museum offers young and old a journey of discovery through the history of taxes in the Netherlands and the world of Customs.

Wikipedia: Belasting & Douane Museum (NL)

28. De Zandweg

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Mill De Zandweg on the Kromme Zandweg in Charlois is a flour mill built in 1723. In 1959, the municipality of Rotterdam bought this mill and completely restored it. In 1962 the restoration was completed. The mill is regularly in operation and can then be visited.

Wikipedia: De Zandweg (NL)

29. Slavenijmonument Rotterdam

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The Slavery Monument is a monument in memory of the Dutch slavery past and is situated in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The monument is the design of Alex da Silva and stands on the Lloydkade in the Lloydkwartier district in the Delfshaven district.

Wikipedia: Slavernijmonument (Rotterdam) (NL)

30. Museumpark

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Museumpark is an urban park in Rotterdam, Netherlands, located between the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Westersingel, Westzeedijk and the complex of the Erasmus MC, a medical centre affiliated with the Erasmus University.

Wikipedia: Museumpark (EN)

31. Geloof en Vrijheid

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Faith and Freedom is a memorial to the building in the 1e Pijnackerstraat in Rotterdam, where on October 18, 1942, a group of underground workers was attacked by the Germans. Three resistance fighters were killed.

Wikipedia: Geloof en Vrijheid (NL)

32. Bevrijdingsmonument Vreewijk

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Liberation Monument Peace Zone is a war memorial in Peace Zone, an area in the Dutch city of Rock Dam. The monument bears witness to the gratitude of local residents for liberation at the end of World War II.

Wikipedia: Bevrijdingsmonument Vreewijk (NL)

33. De gestileerde bloem

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De gestileerde bloem Jon Gos from Atlanta, GA, Unites States / CC BY 2.0

The stylized flower is a nickname for Dutch art, untitled, at the entrance to the hive, designed by naum gabo. It is regarded as the most important of his works. In hiking, images are called "things".

Wikipedia: De gestileerde bloem (NL)

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