Modern art & architecture of Rotterdam

Since its historic center was almost completely destroyed during WW2, Rotterdam was rebuilt in modern architecture after the war. In the last few years, many new towers have arisen and many new iconic buildings designed. The cityscape is also dotted with many modern sculptures.

Above, “Santa Claus” (aka Butt Plug Gnome) by Paul McCarthy.

Above, Markthal.

Above, inside the building.

Above, Laurenskerk in the background.

Above, “The Guard” by Hans van Bentem.

Above, “Sylvette” by Picasso.

Above, near the entrance of Museum Boijmans van Beuningen.

Above, Erasmusbrug.

Above, under the Erasmusbrug.

Above, in Kop van Zuid.

Above, Floating Pavillon in Rijnhaven.

Above, Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Center.

Above, Centraal Station.

Above, Euromast.

Above, De Rotterdam.

Above, Pauluskerk.

Above, World Port Center and New York Hotel.

Above, Netherlands Photo Museum.

Above, Cube Houses.


Rotterdam walk: Along the Nieuwe Maas from Oudehaven to Kop van Zuid

Starting from the Cube Houses in Oudehaven, I first crossed the Nieuwe Maas on the way to Noordereiland, using the Willemsbrug bridge. I then continued to Wilhleminaplein and, after a detour through Rijnhaven, reached the Hotel New York and the tip of Kop van Zuid. Finally, I crossed the river again on the Erasmusbrug.

Above, Oudehaven.

Above, Nieuwe Maas.

Above, Willemsbrug.

Above, in Ons Park in Noordereiland.

Above, De Hef, under repair when I visited.

Above, in Entrepothaven.

Above, Erasmusbrug.

Above, view of the bridge from Whilelminaplein.

Above, the skyscrapers of Kop van Zuid from Rijnhaven.

Above, Drijvend Paviljoen (Floating Pavillion).

Above, De Rotterdam.

Above, Cruise Terminal in Kop van Zuid.

Above, Netherlands Photography Museum.

Above, Hotel New York.

Above, large cruise boat.

Above, Veerhaven.

Above, Euromast and Het Park.

Above, Rijnhaven.

Above, on the Erasmusbrug.

Above, Willemsbrug.

Above, towards Leuvehaven.