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

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Explore interesting sights in Rotterdam, Netherlands. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 45 sights are available in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

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1. 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 was expected in September 2022.

Wikipedia: Euromast (EN), Website, Opening Hours

2. 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), Website

3. Wilhelminafontein

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In the Dutch city of Rotterdam there is a Wilhelminafontein on the Noordereiland on Burgemeester Hoffmanplein. The monument was placed in 1898 on the occasion of the inauguration of Queen Wilhelmina. It is a design by Prof. Dr Henri Evers, the architect of the Rotterdam town hall. The images on the monument are by Simon Miedema, who also designed the images for the White House in Rotterdam. The monument itself is a column on which a torch -bearing angel stands. On the memorial plaque you can read: Tribute to Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands in her throne rise.

Wikipedia: Wilhelminafontein (Rotterdam) (NL)

4. Botanische Tuin Afrikaanderwijk

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The Botanical Garden Afrikaanderwijk is a botanical garden in the Afrikaanderwijk district of Rotterdam. The botanical garden on Afrikaanderplein was founded in 1923 as part of the HBS Van Oldenbarnevelt. The garden was used as a practice space for biology lessons at the HBS and later school community Van Oldenbarnevelt. Due to lack of finances, this came to an end around 1975. After that, the garden has fallen somewhat into disrepair. In the mid-80s, the garden was completely renovated and returned to its original design. The garden is now a national monument.

Wikipedia: Botanische Tuin Afrikaanderwijk (NL), Website

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), Url

6. Kubuswoningen

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The cube houses in Rotterdam are 38 cube-shaped pile houses and 13 company cubes at the Blaak near the Oude Haven. They were built between 1982 and 1984, after an initial presentation of the plans in 1978. Piet Blom's design is a variant of the Helmond cube house in a slightly larger size grid. The viaduct on one high is officially called the Overblaak, but the entire complex is known as the Blaakse Bos. The cube houses are built in the form of a tilted cube on a pole, and are also called pole house or tree house.

Wikipedia: Kubuswoningen (Rotterdam) (NL)

7. Radio Museum

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The Rotterdam Radio Museum Foundation was set up in 1988 by Harry de Jong Sr., a former director of the correct company. In the museum, located at NS Station Noord in the South Holland city of Rotterdam, volunteers work. The museum is open in the afternoon and is free of charge. The collection includes almost all forms of consumer electronics such as radio, television, VCR's, CD and DVD players, etc. There are regular exhibitions with a certain theme. An exchange fair is organized twice a year.

Wikipedia: Radiomuseum (Rotterdam) (NL)

8. Zuiderpark

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Zuiderpark is a city park in the Rotterdam borough of Charlois. With 215 hectares, it is the largest city park in the Netherlands. The park is located between the pre-war district of Carnisse and the post-war districts of Zuidwijk and Pendrecht. The park was created from 1952 as a utility park and not as an ornamental park. The park has several allotment complexes and accommodates various Rotterdam football clubs. Several pop festivals have also been held over the years.

Wikipedia: Zuiderpark (Rotterdam) (NL)

9. 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)

10. 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)

11. Il grande miracolo

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Il grande miracolo is a war memorial on the Pleinweg in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The monument commemorates the twenty Dutch resistance fighters who were shot by the German occupiers on 12 March 1945 on the Goereesestraat in Rotterdam-Zuid. Marino Marini's artwork was purchased in 1955 to replace a simple memorial nearby, which had to give way to new construction. It was unveiled on May 3, 1958 by a son of one of the executed.

Wikipedia: Il grande miracolo (NL), Website

12. 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)

13. De Prinsenmolen

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De Prinsenmolen Michiel1972 / CC BY-SA 3.0

The Prinsenmolen is a ground sailor from 1648 on the Rotte in the Rotterdam district of Hillegersberg. In 1881 the steam pumping station Berg and Broekse Verlaat was built and the Bergsche Molen, which until then kept the polder dry together with the Prinsenmolen. The Prinsenmolen boomed the polder Berg en Broek until 1966, but nowadays is out of operation and has a residential function. The Prinsenmolen is grinding.

Wikipedia: De Prinsenmolen (NL)

14. 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 on the Gedempte Botersloot. It is a monument erected in honor of the capture of Den Briel by the Watergeuzen 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)

15. Sonneveldhuis

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Huis Sonneveld 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 commissioned by A. H. Sonneveld, then member of the management of the Rotterdam company inherit the widow J. van Nelle. Together with the nearby, Huis Sonneveld is a national monument designed by the same architect in the same style.

Wikipedia: Huis Sonneveld (NL)

16. 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), Website

17. 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)

18. 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 'O. L. V. van Lourdesparochie 'who is part of the' parish federation Maria Magdalena '. In the context of the 'Reconstruction 1940-1945' designation program, the church building was designated as a national monument in 2019.

Wikipedia: Sint-Bavokerk (Rotterdam) (NL)

19. 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)

20. 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. In the same place, the ecclesiastical activities resumed in a new futuristic -looking structure in 2013, a design by the English architect Will asop.

Wikipedia: Pauluskerk (Rotterdam) (NL)

21. 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), Website

22. De Vier Winden

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De Vier Winden is a windmill from 1776 on the Rotte in the Rotterdam district of Terbregge. Until 1964 grain was ground with the mill. The mill on the Terbregse Rechter Rottekade is now out of operation but capable of turning. Flour products are sold at the bottom of the mill and usually De Vier Winden runs during the opening hours of the store.

Wikipedia: De Vier Winden (Terbregge) (NL)

23. 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)

24. 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, but also how and on which goods, possessions and services were taxed over time. 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)

25. Boezemsingelkerk

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The Boezemsingelkerk is a church building of the Reformed Congregations on the Boezemsingel in the center of Rotterdam. The church was opened on March 31, 1901. Due to declining church attendance and poor architectural condition, the church was demolished in 2018. In 2019, a new, smaller church building was put into use.

Wikipedia: Boezemsingelkerk (NL)

26. Joods Kindermonument

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The Jewish Children's Monument in Rotterdam is a monument on the Kop van Zuid in memory of the Rotterdam Jewish children who were deported and died in the Second World War. The monument is set up as a semicircle on which the names of all the children are listed. It was designed by Wim Quist and unveiled on 10 April 2013

Wikipedia: Joods Kindermonument (Rotterdam) (NL), Website

27. 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)

28. Andreaskerk

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The Andreaskerk is the first reconstruction church in Rotterdam, built to a design by Bastiaan van der Lecq. The church building was taken into use in 1949, as a replacement for the Lutheran church in the center of Rotterdam, which was destroyed as a result of the bombing at the beginning of the Second World War.

Wikipedia: Andreaskerk (Rotterdam) (NL)

29. Plaswijckpark

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The Plaswijckpark is a recreation park that is located on the Bergse Achterplas between the schiebroek and hillegersberg districts on the northern edge of Rotterdam. The park is owned by the Plaswijckpark Foundation. It is known as a small-scale amusement park for parents with small children and school groups.

Wikipedia: Plaswijckpark (NL), Website

30. 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 is on the site of a much older church. The current church hall dates from 1868. The tower is much older, which was ready in 1660. The reformed district municipality of Charlois of the Protestant Church in the Netherlands uses the house of God.

Wikipedia: Oude Kerk (Charlois) (NL), Website

31. 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), Website

32. Essalam

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The Essalammoskee is a large mosque in the Rotterdam district of Feijenoord, near football stadium De Kuip. The prayer house is the largest mosque in the Netherlands. Due to its size, the mosque is strongly facing the neighborhood. The dome is 25 meters high and the minarets are 50 meters high.

Wikipedia: Essalammoskee (NL), Website

33. Calandmonument

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At the caland Monument in the shipping area of the Dutch city Rock Dam, commemorates engineer pierter caland, who designed a new waterway to connect directly with the sea. The monument was unveiled in 1907 by h.j. in the 1906 design. I'm with the Eagle, funded by the rock bourgeoisie.

Wikipedia: Calandmonument (NL), Website

34. 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 art. Villa Zebra develops interactive exhibitions and art installations, art workshops and a Klooi or Reading Afternoon every two weeks. In addition, Villa Zebra provides art educational programs at schools and on location.

Wikipedia: Villa Zebra (NL)

35. 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), Website

36. 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)

37. 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)

38. 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)

39. Steen van de miljoen tranen

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The Stone of millions of tears is a statue in Rotterdam. It is a memorial to the horrors in the years 1940-1945, commissioned by the Foundation for Civil War Finds made by the artist Truus Menger-Oversteegen and unveiled on 12 May 1990.

Wikipedia: Steen van de miljoenen tranen (NL)

40. 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 of the Dutch artwork untitled at the entrance of the Bijenkorf in Rotterdam, designed by Naum Gabo. It is seen as the most important work in his oeuvre. In the walk, the statue is called "the thing".

Wikipedia: De gestileerde bloem (NL)

41. 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)

42. Bevrijdingsmonument Vreewijk

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Liberation Monument Vreewijk is a war memorial in Vreewijk, a district in the Dutch city of Rotterdam. The monument testifies to the gratitude of the local residents for the liberation at the end of the Second World War.

Wikipedia: Bevrijdingsmonument Vreewijk (NL)

43. Geloof en Vrijheid

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Faith and freedom is a memorial on the building in the 1st Pijnackerstraat in Rotterdam, where on October 18, 1942 a group of underground workers was attacked by the Germans. Three resistance people died.

Wikipedia: Geloof en Vrijheid (NL)

44. De Lelie

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De Lelie is an 8-sided scaffolding mill from 1740 located on the Kralingse Plas in Rotterdam, next to windmill De Ster. In these two windmills, which were built as snuff mills, spices are still ground.

Wikipedia: De Lelie (Rotterdam) (NL), Website

45. Het Park

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After the old plantation, the park is the oldest park in Rotterdam, located west of the center. The park is located between the Nieuwe Maas, the Parkhaven, the Westzeedijk and the Scheepvaartkwartier.

Wikipedia: Het Park (Rotterdam) (NL)


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