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Tour Facts

Number of sights 20 sights
Distance 11.6 km
Ascend 138 m
Descend 134 m

Your chosen free self-guided walking sightseeing tour is located in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The map shows the route of the tour. Below is a list of attractions including their details.

All sightseeing tours in Rotterdam Individual sights in Rotterdam

Sight 1: De Distilleerketel

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The distillation boiler is a windmill built in 1986. It is a theorem mill, so it is an overhead device. The theorem lies at a height of 10 meters. The factory is located at the dock of the rock dam.

Wikipedia: De Distilleerketel (NL)

arrow down foot steps 1016 meters / 12 minutes

Sight 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)

arrow down foot steps 1697 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 3: Het Park

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The park is the oldest rock dam park after the old plantation and is located west of the city center. The park is located between the new loophole, park port, west seawall and shipping area.

Wikipedia: Het Park (Rotterdam) (NL)

arrow down foot steps 682 meters / 8 minutes

Sight 4: Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam

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The Natuurhistorisch Museum Rotterdam is a natural history museum located in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Wikipedia: Natural History Museum Rotterdam (EN)

arrow down foot steps 152 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 5: KunstHAL

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The Kunsthal is an art museum in Rotterdam. It opened in 1992.

Wikipedia: Kunsthal (EN)

arrow down foot steps 102 meters / 1 minutes

Sight 6: 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)

arrow down foot steps 405 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 7: 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)

arrow down foot steps 202 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 8: 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)

arrow down foot steps 164 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 9: 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)

arrow down foot steps 409 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 10: 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)

arrow down foot steps 137 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 11: El Trotamundos

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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.

Wikipedia: El trotamundos (NL)

arrow down foot steps 1069 meters / 13 minutes

Sight 12: 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)

arrow down foot steps 801 meters / 10 minutes

Sight 13: 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)

arrow down foot steps 577 meters / 7 minutes

Sight 14: 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)

arrow down foot steps 778 meters / 9 minutes

Sight 15: 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)

arrow down foot steps 295 meters / 4 minutes

Sight 16: 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)

arrow down foot steps 148 meters / 2 minutes

Sight 17: Centrale Bibliotheek

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The Central Library of Rotterdam is one of the largest libraries in the Netherlands. It has more than 2.4 million visitors annually and is the most visited cultural institution in Rotterdam.

Wikipedia: Central Library of Rotterdam (EN)

arrow down foot steps 391 meters / 5 minutes

Sight 18: 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)

arrow down foot steps 897 meters / 11 minutes

Sight 19: Mariniersmonument

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The Marine Monument is a war memorial on the Oostplein in Rotterdam. It commemorates and thanks the marines who fought hard for the city in the May days of 1940.

Wikipedia: Mariniersmonument (NL)

arrow down foot steps 1670 meters / 20 minutes

Sight 20: 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)

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