Schiedamseweg Shopping Street, Rotterdam

Schiedamseweg Shopping Street, Rotterdam

The Schiedamseweg is a well-known shopping street in the Rotterdam borough of Delfshaven. The Schiedamseweg runs between the Aelbrechtskolk in historic Delfshaven and the Marconiplein. As part of Schielands Hoge Zeedijk, the Schiedamseweg runs from Marconiplein to the municipal boundary of Schiedam. This section is popularly known as Rotterdamsedijk.

The Schiedamseweg was built in 1910 and forms the connection from Delfshaven to Schiedam. Before 1910 traffic, including the steam tram, passed over the narrow Mathenesserdijk . The Schiedamseweg was constructed as a wide boulevard and central axis of the Bospolder/Tussendijken district . The building on the east side of the Schiedamseweg is in the Neo-Renaissance style. The buildings west of Spanjaardstraat are more sober. At the end of the twenties , the construction of the Schiedamseweg was completed.

On March 31, 1943 , Rotterdam-West was hit by the bombing of Rotterdam-West . The western half of the Schiedamseweg was destroyed. This bombing killed about 400 people and left 16,000 homeless. The neighborhood was rebuilt in the 1950s . The fire boundary at Wattierstraat is still clearly visible in 2007.

In the eighties , the tunnel of the Calandlijn was built under the Schiedamseweg between the Coolhaven and the Marconiplein . The Schiedamseweg was closed for years because of this construction. The construction method used is that of the shell tunnel, where the floor of the tunnel was built on site and the roof of the tunnel was supplied in segments from elsewhere.
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Sight Name: Schiedamseweg Shopping Street
Sight Location: Rotterdam, Netherlands (See walking tours in Rotterdam)
Sight Type: Shopping
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