Rotterdam is the architecture capital of the Netherlands always seems to be rebuilding itself. You can expect in Rotterdam a variety of architectural styles by acclaimed architects. Modern architecture and skyscrapers and monuments from the period of reconstruction and functionalism are typical architectural ingredients of Rotterdam. Below you find a list of highlights of Rotterdam architecture.
The Cube Houses and the Erasmus Bridge are well known but fortunately Rotterdam remains in continuous motion. This is confirmed by recent ambitious projects such as the building De Rotterdam (Rem Koolhaas) and the Market Hall (agency MVRDV). Discover architecture in Rotterdam and stay informed of the latest additions!
Rotterdam offers the most impressive range of high-rise buildings in the Netherlands. Rotterdam is home to the tallest building in the Netherlands and 15 skyscrapers over 100 meters. You must also experience the impressive skyline of ‘Manhattan on the Maas’ as Rotterdam is mentioned.
Despite the bombing in 1940 that nearly destroyed the entire city, Rotterdam has a surprising range of historic sites. Explore for example historic Delfshaven with its beautiful 17th century buildings, the elegant historic offices in the Maritime Quarter or Het Witte Huis, the first skyscraper in Europe.
Architecture sightseeing tours
The best way to see and enjoy architecture in Rotterdam is through a walking tour or a bike tour. There are also guided tours in buildings such as the Market Hall and The Rotterdam.
Best views of Rotterdam
What are the best places to take pictures of Rotterdam? There are plenty of places where you can enjoy a panoramic view of Rotterdam. Check out a few of our recommendations for enjoying breath-taking views across the city.