It has been a while since my last post on the city of Rotterdam. It is not that I haven’t been there for a while, but I didn’t spent the night there. As it was my last visit at a client I work for, it seemed to be appropriate to say a last farewell to this city. I am sure I’ll visit this place many times in the future, but I am not sure if I will sleep there anymore. So here is one last post on Rotterdam!
The second largest city of The Netherlands is known for her tall and modern buildings. For my last stay I wanted to reach to the top of the city and share it from the birds perspective.
Since I don’t have a set of wings (I am not that much of an angel), and am to poor to own a plane or helicopter (feel free to donate 🙂 ) I had to visit one of Rotterdam’s landmark to get to the roof of the city.
And that landmark is called the Euromast. An observation tower with a crows nest at 104 meters high. Including antenna this tower, which is part of the World Federation of Great Towers, is 185 meters high. It is the place to be if you would like to photograph the city’s skyline from up high.
This year, Rotterdam was internationally recognized for here architecture, as it won the 2015 European City of the Year award by the Academy of Urbanism. A great reward for this modern place.
The Dutch country is too small and too humble to create cities of the magnitude like Chicago, Berlin, or Tokyo. And if you have seen those places, the size of Rotterdam will not impress you. This is visible on the photos in this blog. Of course, some buildings aren’t visible and it is not a 360 view, but the city is not as out stretched as for example Berlin.
What might impress you more, is the design of some of the buildings, and the number of people living in a by square meters limited place. Something what you might have noticed in my previous posts on Rotterdam. Despite this city being modern, it isn’t a cold city. As I mentioned in another blog, there are plenty restaurants and many bars to keep you warm and make you feel welcome.
The famous landmark called “Market Hall” isn’t visible on these photos, but the street called “Witte de With” is. This street can be found somewhere behind the tall white building on the left side in the photo below. This street isn’t particularly modern, but a great street if you like to visit bars and share a drink with some students.
It is no surprise that Rotterdam is one of Europe’s leading architectural city, something which I absolutely agree with. But what city do you associate with architecture? And as usual, please do share your architectural photos!
Thank you for reading and kind regards,