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Rotterdam, city of architecture

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Rotterdam on Friday – blog #2

For those who haven’t visited Rotterdam for the past ten years and have missed the praising articles in the media about the splendour of Rotterdam’s architecture (Rough Guide, New York Times), prepare yourself to find the city unrecognizable. You should know that Rotterdam is a true architectural gem housing a great variety of the most iconic buildings in the Netherlands. New constructions have arisen (the cavernous tube-shaped Market Hall, the new vertical city ‘De Rotterdam’, the skyscrapers at Kop van Zuid) making a perfect combination with older buildings such as the cube houses at Blaak and Hotel New York. This dazzling mix of different architectural styles make the perfect skyline. I personally think it’s gorgeous, especially when looking at the city from a distance. It’s not for nothing Rotterdam’s nickname has become ‘Manhattan on the Maas’…

I’d like to take you on a journey through Rotterdam’s coolest spots and architectural landscapes through a photo series I’ve made. Enjoy!

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Haringvliet harbour
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View on the cube houses and Oude Haven
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Buildings from left to right: Willemswerf and Red Apple (Wijnhaven)

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Leuvehaven

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‘De Rotterdam’ at Kop van Zuid
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Hotel New York
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Bridge to Katendrecht area

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Rotterdam Skyline from de Boompjes – river Maas
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Calypso building – Central Station area
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Brand new Central Station with Delftse Poort buildings

Check out Rough Guide’s marvelous video (timelapse) of Rotterdam created by the photographer Martin Stacho.

Also read: Rotterdam by night.

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