Top 10 Architectural Highlights in Rotterdam

In the first half of the 20th century, Rotterdam looked like a very different place. The effects of the Second World War tragically left the Dutch port city battered after heavy bombing. Fast forward to 2018 and Rotterdam looks almost unrecognizable when compared with its past self; those dark days now a distant memory.

Rotterdam is one of the world’s most architecturally diverse cities. Hundreds of aesthetically unique buildings populate the city and a huge number of design studios and architecture practices call The Netherlands’s second city home.

Below our list of Top 10 Architectural Highlights in Rotterdam:

1. Markthal Rotterdam

Architect: MVRDV
Year: 2014
Binnenrotte, Rotterdam

2. Central Station Rotterdam

Architect: Benthem Crouwel Architekten, MVRDV, West 8
Year: 2014
Location: 51°55′28″N 4°28′10″E

3. The Rotterdam

Architect: OMA
Year: 2013
Location: Wilhelmina Pier, Rotterdam

4. Golden Metal & Glass McDonald’s

Architect: Mei Architects
Year: 2015
Location: Coolsingel, Rotterdam

5. Erasmus Bridge

Architect: UNStudio
Year: 1996
Location: 51°54′31″N 4°29′11″E

6. Cube Houses

Architect: Piet Blom
Year: 1984
Location: Overblaak 70, Rotterdam

7. The Bridge

Architect: JHK Architecten
Year: 2005
Location: Nassaukade 5, Rotterdam

8. New Luxor Theater

Year: 2001
Location: Posthumalaan 1, Rotterdam

9. Van Nelle Factory

Architects: J.A. Brinkman and L.C. van der Vlugt
Year: 1931
Location: van Nelleweg 1, Rotterdam

10. World Trade Center Rotterdam

Architects: Rob van Erk en Ab Veerbeek
Year: 1987
Location: Beursplein 37, Rotterdam