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Explore Rotterdam in Netherlands with this free self-guided walking tour. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions, including their details.Individual Sights in Rotterdam
Sight 1: De Lelie
Sight 2: De Ster
Sight 3: Hoflaankerk
The Hoflaankerk on the corner of Hoflaan and Oudedijk is the oldest church building in the Rotterdam district of Kralingen. 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 quadrangle. 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.
Sight 4: Mariniersmonument
The Marine memorial is a war memorial on Oostplein in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It commemorates and thanks the Netherlands Marine Corps who fought hard for the city in the Battle of the Netherlands.
Sight 5: Kubuswoningen
The cube houses in Rotterdam are 38 cube-shaped stilt 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 stilt house or tree house.
Sight 6: Centrale Bibliotheek
The Central Library Rotterdam is the central public library of Rotterdam, and headquarters of the Library Rotterdam organization. It was designed by Jaap Bakema and Hans Boot, and put into use in 1983.
Sight 7: De Maagd van Holland
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 lavish annual April 1 celebrations. It was created by Joseph Graven.
Sight 8: Desiderius Erasmus
The Statue of Erasmus is a public monument by Hendrick de Keyser in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
Sight 9: Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp
Gijsbert Karel, Count van Hogendorp was a liberal conservative and liberal Dutch statesman. He was the brother of Dirk van Hogendorp the elder and the father of Dirk van Hogendorp the younger.
Sight 10: De gestileerde bloem
The stylized flower is a nickname of the untitled Dutch artwork at the entrance of the Bijenkorf in Rotterdam, designed by Naum Gabo. It is considered the most important work in his oeuvre. In the walk, the statue is called "the thing".
Sight 11: Het Schielandshuis
The Schielandshuis is a building from the 17th century in the center of Rotterdam on the Korte Hoogstraat. It was built between 1662 and 1665 by order of the Schieland water board.
Sight 12: De verwoeste stad
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.
Sight 13: Kids Marina
Kids Marina is a children's port where electric boats sail in the heart of Rotterdam.
Sight 14: Havenmuseum
The Port Museum is located in and at the Leuvehaven in the South Holland city of Rotterdam. The museum collection includes ships, harbour cranes and other objects related to the port from the period 1850-1970. The Port Museum merged with the Maritime Museum Rotterdam in September 2014. Both museums will be merged under the name Maritime Museum Rotterdam.
Sight 15: El Trotamundos
El trotamundos is a mural in the Cool district of Rotterdam, the Netherlands. The mural was created in 2007 by Chilean artist Jorge Kata Nuñez.
Sight 16: Kunstinstituut Melly
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.
Sight 17: Chabot Museum
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.
Sight 18: Sonneveldhuis
House 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 on behalf of A. H. Sonneveld, then member of the board of the Rotterdam company Erven De Weduwe J. van Nelle. Huis Sonneveld, together with the nearby Huis Boevé designed by the same architect in the same style, is a national monument.
Sight 19: Fikkie
Fikkie is a statue of artist Joeki Simák, 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 statue Fikkie symbolizes the comparison with students: young and headstrong.
Sight 20: De Doelen
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.
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