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, 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, under the Erasmusbrug.
Above, in Kop van Zuid.
Above, Floating Pavillon in Rijnhaven.
Above, Inntel Hotels Rotterdam Center.
Above, Centraal Station.
Above, De Rotterdam.
Above, World Port Center and New York Hotel.
Above, Netherlands Photo Museum.
Above, Cube Houses.
Beef Teriyaki Volcano Tsukemen, with additional rice.
Above, I also had some gyoza.
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, Nieuwe Maas.
Above, in Ons Park in Noordereiland.
Above, De Hef, under repair when I visited.
Above, in Entrepothaven.
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, Euromast and Het Park.
Above, on the Erasmusbrug.
Above, towards Leuvehaven.
The Cube houses (Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam in the 1970’s and designed by architect Piet Blom.
Above, the cube houses from across Oudehaven.
Laurenskerk (Grote of Sint-Laurenskerk) is a protestant church in Rotterdam. It is the only remnant of the medieval city, the rest having been destroyed during the Rotterdam Blitz in 1940.