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"Beurs-World Trade Centre" Top 5 Page for this destination Street Scenes, Sights, and Art Tip by sachara

Street Scenes, Sights, and Art, Rotterdam: 83 reviews and 141 photos

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  • Beurs-World Trade Centre - Rotterdam
  • entrance of the WTC - Rotterdam
      entrance of the WTC
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  • statue Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp - Rotterdam
      statue Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp
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  • view at the tower of the WTC - Rotterdam
      view at the tower of the WTC
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The Beurs-World Trade Center in Rotterdam is a modern building with an historical past. The first Rotterdam Beurs (Exchange) was founded in 1698. When the succesful Beurs became too small, the enlarged Beurs on the Coolsingel was opened in 1941.

The new building housed not only a lot of exchanges, but also offices, shops, conference halls and a bar. In the 70s and 80s the demand for offices and conference halls increased more and more. So in 1984 the construction of a new office tower at the existing buildings started. I came here a few times for conferences.

This green elliptical tower, completed in 1987, is an eyecatching landmark in the citycentre. When I walk in the city at unknown places, I use the WTC tower as orientation point.

The third wellknown lawyer from Rotterdam's history - besides Johan van Oldebarnevelt and Hugo de Groot with statues in front of the cityhall - is Gijsbert Karel van Hogendorp. His statue is at the entrance of the Beurs-World Trade Centre.

Address: Beursplein 37
Directions: At the corner of the Coolsingel and the Beursplein
Phone: +31 10 405 44 62

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  • Updated Oct 25, 2006
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