Rotterdam

It’s loved and not so loved. A city reborn from the ashes of Nazi destruction, Rotterdam.

The Dutch didn’t rebuild it like the Poles and Germans did with some of their monument cities.

A visit here reveals a fresh side to the port ‘stad’.

It shows remnants of the old and shining examples of the new. I hope you enjoy this photo essay of Rotterdam.

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Witte Huis (White house) built in 1898 in the Art Nouveau style.

 

old Rotterdam harbor

A harbour that is the location for a shipyard museum that restores old barges.

Rotterdam Markhal

The new Markthal, a gleaming example of Dutch design and architecture. It houses a food market, cafes and eateries and is a place where you can lose an entire afternoon going from one stall to the next.

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The Cubis house complex.

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The ceiling of the Markthal.

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Closeup of the Cubis complex

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