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  Schouwburgplein on day day of zomercarnaval
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  • Schouwburgplein on day day of zomercarnaval - Rotterdam
      Schouwburgplein on day day of zomercarnaval
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      The cranes fo Schourburgplein
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An interesting kind of city square can be found at Schouwburgplein. It was designed in the 1960s anf finished in the early 1990s with assistance by a group of several artists. It is a reflection of Rotterdam?s harbour with the open space symbolizing the water and four ?cranes? used for illumination as harbour structure. The floor of this square consists of wooden and metal matels which can be brought to different heights, creating different sized ?stages? on that square. The ?cranes? can be moved by ordinary people like you and me, although the control panels are often subject to vandalism. This makes Schouwburgplein a popular place for open-air events of all kinds. The most important buildings around Schouwburgplein are the ?Pathé? megabioscoop (large cinema), ?De Doelen? (concert hall and congress center) and a parking garage which is directly unter the square. Restaurants and even appartment houses are also found around this square.

Directions: In the heart of the city center, west to Lijnbaan

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 10, 2007
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