Get to know Rotterdam, a city that offers creative and modern architectural sights, including the Weena building, a brilliant white office/apartment block located in the business sector, Café Rotterdam, Schouwburgplein and Kop van Zuid. You'll witness Coolsingel, the main street of the central area of Rotterdam on the right bank of the Maas. At the near end of this wide street stands the Town Hall, built between 1914 and 1920 in Dutch Renaissance style. View the 607-foot tall Euromast tower. The city center also boasts pre-war architecture such as the Van Nelle Factory, one of the most important historic industrial buildings in the Netherlands, and the Huis Sonneveld.
The innovative and adventurous period after the war is expressed in such structures as the Groothandelsgebouw, one of the first major buildings built after the bombing of Rotterdam in the Second World War, the Kunsthal, the Luxor Theater and the Erasmus Bridge, an almost abstract combination of steel and concrete. You’ll stop to view the Cube Houses - a great photo opportunity. Designed by Piet Blom in the '70s, the Cube Houses were intended as a post-Modern village.
You’ll also enjoy a brief walking tour of Delfshaven, a borough of Rotterdam on the right bank of river Nieuwe Maas. Delfshaven has officially only been part of Rotterdam for a little over 100 years, yet it was from here that the "Pilgrim Fathers" set out on their epic journey to America in 1620. Stop at the Veerhaven, for a great view of Hotel New York and your cruise ship.
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Note: Tour involves approximately 200 yards of walking over flat and cobblestones terrain with approximately 10 steps.
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Tours with this activity level involve walking over relatively level terrain, possibly some cobblestone, gravel, or a few steps. Comfortable shoes are recommended.
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