"Rotterdam" Rotterdam by pieter_jan_v

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As a native Amsterdammer is difficult to build a Rotterdam-page (although Rotterdam has an AJAX-street!). There is some controversy between the two cities (comparable to LA and San Francisco). Rotterdam is a working city where most activities are related to its harbour. Due to the destruction of most of the city center in WW2 the heart of the city was reconstructed and modern architecture is one of Rotterdam's strong points. Locally the city is known as "Manhattan aan de Maas" and there are plans to construct new tall buildings. The "White House" build in 1898 was the first European skycratcher topping 45 meters!

The WW2 destruction is symbolized in this statue made by Ossip Zadkine.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Everything within walking distance
  • Cons:Busy highways
  • In a nutshell:Manhattan aan de Maas
  • Last visit to Rotterdam: Jun 2009
  • Intro Updated Feb 27, 2011
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  • hunterV's Profile Photo
    Mar 8, 2011 at 8:58 AM

    Hello, Pieter! Thanks for your good page! ><><><><

  • Roadquill's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2010 at 4:32 PM

    Hi Pieter, Thanks for your birthday wishes. Hope to see you again one of these days, Karl

  • Imaniac's Profile Photo
    Jul 18, 2009 at 2:31 PM

    Thanks for sharing those pictures! You know I'm normally very camera shy. But these are generally not bad.

  • Jasen71's Profile Photo
    Sep 27, 2006 at 1:59 PM

    Hello Pieter Jan long time no see... Nice tips on Rotterdam.. Thanks Jasen

  • cuppadamoksha's Profile Photo
    Jun 26, 2006 at 7:34 AM

    Ur postcard is on its way ..HOpe u like it :)

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    May 16, 2006 at 9:15 AM

    Thanks for your tips on Rotterdam. I liked your comment on the Stones concert...hee,hee.

  • Katmosphere's Profile Photo
    Feb 6, 2006 at 2:25 PM

    I really like that Delfshaven place, looks beautiful!!

  • Aug 27, 2005 at 10:42 AM

    Just checking out Rotterdam hotels PJ :))

  • Waalewiener's Profile Photo
    Dec 5, 2003 at 7:59 AM

    Hi PJ ,it was nice to see the travelogues wit the VT gang in Rotterdam, and I loved the good info on transportation and the old records (Lori liked that),a real great page of Rotterdam Peter.

  • nerm78's Profile Photo
    Apr 5, 2003 at 11:47 AM

    very interesting page and pics..thanks for sharing


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