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Culture of Rotterdam. Places to visit - old town, temples, theaters, museums and palaces

Restauratie Rotterdamse Raadhuismaquettes / Restoration Rotterdam City Hall Models Rotterdam can offer its guests widest choice of interesting excursions and entertainments. Many attractions are located in the port area. From an architectural point of view the so called Oude Haven houses are very interesting sights, which are great examples of Art Nouveau style. These fancy houses were built relatively not long ago - in 1984 - but already became an important object of almost every excursion in Rotterdam. Visitors are also recommended to visit Van Nellefabriek, an old tobacco factory the building of which was completed in 1931 and lasted six years. The beautiful historic building was completely reconstructed right after the closing of the factory. The reconstruction took place in the beginning of 90s.
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Among the religious attractions of the city we should definitely mention the Grote of Sint Laurenskerk, near which is located the monument devoted to the famous Erasmus Roterodamus. The beautiful cathedral has miraculously survived during the years of World War II. Many historical places of interest can be found in the Delfshaven quarter. Tiny houses, beautiful squares and canals, windmills and ancient gardens – a walk in this part of the city will be a real journey into the past. Among the cultural institutions of the city we should definitely mention Prince Hendrik Museum, which is dedicated to the marine theme. The collection of ship models, antique maps, atlases and navigational devices includes numerous truly unique exhibits of the early 19th century.
The local Historical Museum is also the place where you can see numerous unique exhibits and learn interesting facts about the history of the city. Art lovers should certainly not forget to visit Kunsthal center, which regularly hosts exhibitions of contemporary painters and sculptors. The gallery is the location of a constant exhibition of paintings and photographs made by local artists. Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum features a unique collection of art, including works by artists of the 16th century, antique porcelain and silver, as well as sculptures and works of contemporary graphic artists. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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Usually, acquaintance with the city of Rotterdam begins from Rotterdam Centraal Station, and therefore every tourist is immediately captivated on arrival. The fact is that the building can be recognized without exaggeration, as one of the masterpieces of architecture. The silhouette of the station can be immediately recognized in the midst of other buildings, as it is beautifully decorated and at the same time operational. This is definitely what a station of the future will look like – Rotterdam is not called the “city of the future” for nothing. Going a little farther from the station, you can find the Miniworld Rotterdam. This is an attraction-museum with a mini copy of Rotterdam. It is worth mentioning that here, even time runs its course.
Kop van Zuid Rotterdam De Calypso, an elite residential complex, attracts people with its unique view. It is named so (De Calypso) not because the name was simply appealing, but because the building seems as though it is constantly in motion: the slanted bright panels of the facade gives the impression of perpetual motion, thus giving the building an original appearance. By the way, the building can be seen on your way out of the station, as it is located on Mauritsweg. Havensteder brightly stands out against the background of other buildings owing to its red color, which represents an interesting example of modern architecture. Another miracle of architectural thought is Erasmusbrug, which became one of the symbols of the city of the future. The structure is also worthy of at least a quick glance. Bridge, sea, ships, now what could be more romantic?
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The majestic Witte Huis is another interesting building from an architectural point of view. However, almost every building in Rotterdam is worthy of this epithet. Nearby is situated the old harbor along which you can walk, as well as cubic houses, and the Market hall. This, as a matter of fact, is the first skyscraper in the capital of urbanism. It was built in the late 19th century, and is also one of the few buildings that survived the Second World War. For this exact reason, it certainly deserves a visit.
Rotterdam Among the religious monuments worth mentioning is Bergsingelkerk, attracting with its interesting appearance. The church was built in the beginning of 20th century. A very unusual church awaits those who decide to walk along the street of Mauritsweg. This is the Pauluskerk, which was built on the site of the old one in the year 2007. The building is a barely associated with a religious monument, and this is what is remarkable about it. Also in the city is an Orthodox church, known simply as Russisch Orthodoxe Kerk. It is located next to Erasmusbrug. The Kralingen neighborhood was not damaged by bombing during the Second World War, thus so many interesting monuments were preserved here. One of such monuments is a beautiful church called Hoflaankerk, built in 1842 by Arend Roodenburg.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Rotterdam and surroundings

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What to visit during two-day excursion in Rotterdam

Erasmus Bridge
Where: near Leuvehaven Metro Station, Rotterdam;
The Harbour
Where: Spido, Willemsplein 85, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 275 9988;
Museo Marítimo Ría de Bilbao
Where: Leuvehaven 1, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 413 2680;
The Zoo And Oceanium
Where: Diergarde Blijdorp, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 443 1495;
Euromast
Where: Parkhaven 20, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 436 48 11;
The Cube Houses
Where: Overblaak 70, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0)10 414 2285;
Kunsthal
Where: Museumpark, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 44 00 301;
Arboretum Trompenburg
Where: Honingerdijk 86, Rotterdam; Telephone: +31 (0) 10 233 0166;
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Map of all palaces
Public palaces near Rotterdam
♥   Palace 'Kneuterdijk Palace' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Lange Voorhout Palace' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Huis ten Bosch Palace' , 21.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Noordeinde Palace' , 21.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Peace Palace' , 22.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Palace 'Royal Palace of Amsterdam' , 57.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Rotterdam and around
♥   Art museum 'Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen' Rotterdam, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Kunsthal' Rotterdam, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Mauritshuis' The Hague, 20.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museum Bredius' The Hague, 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Gemeentemuseum' The Hague, 23.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Rotterdam
♥   Basiliek van de H.H. Agatha en Barbara, Oudenbosch, 37 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basiliek van de Sint-Jan-de-Doper, Oosterhout, 40.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint Catharinakathedraal, Utrecht, 48.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Sint Maarten, Utrecht, 48.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Kathedrale Basiliek van Sint-Bavo, Haarlem, 51.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Grote of Sint-Bavokerk, Haarlem, 52.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sint-Josephkerk, Haarlem, 52.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
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Culture guide to Rotterdam. Which fascinating sights to visit once you are in Rotterdam: temples, churches, museums, theaters and castles. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) on the places 'must visit' in Rotterdam. Plan your own city excursion by using this page info!
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