Tourists from all over the world come to see the unique landmark architecture of Rotterdam. Thanks to the exciting architecture Lonely Planet choose Rotterdam as one of the 10 best cities in the world to visit.
Rotterdam is the perfect place for anyone fascinated by innovative and modern architecture. Rotterdam was already before the Second World War before the devastating bombardment, the capital of the ‘Nieuwe Bouwen’ – modernist architecture. The best example of this period is the brilliant UNESCO Van Nelle Factory, situated outside the city centre and for that reason not included in this architecture walking tour. From the superb Central Station and the Groothandelsgebouw (a fine example of the Rotterdam reconstruction architecture) to the Timmerhuis, the Cube Houses and the Markthal, you can expect a great variety. Our architecture guide will lead the way through all these architectural treasures of Rotterdam and the great Rotterdam architects like Rem Koolhaas.