Kop van Zuid Walk, Rotterdam

Kop van Zuid Walk (Self Guided), Rotterdam

Lovers of great architecture are in for a genuine treat when they visit the neighborhood of Kop van Zuid. The locale presents an exhilarating blend of modern, cutting edge architecture with restored historical buildings that are full of their original character.

Arguably, the most famous sight is the ‘Erasmusbrug’ (Erasmus Bridge), an icon of Rotterdam. The cable-stayed and bascule bridge is 2,631 feet (802 meters) in length, spans the New Meuse River and features an asymmetrical white pylon. The construction has been used by bigtime Hollywood movie directors and was the starting point for the 2010 Tour de France.

After surveying the neighborhood's architectural highlights, visit its museums. Pick up insights into past and contemporary cultures at the Wereldmuseum (World Art Museum). It offers a collection of approximately 100,000 objects from all over the world. There are also thousands of photos, with some going back to 1860. There are more photos on display at the 'Fotomuseum', where some temporary exhibitions focus on historical Rotterdam.

Other highlights of the area include a collection of great restaurants and cafés, quirky markets and Lantaren Venster. This cultural center hosts indie cinema, jazz and other musical performances.
How it works: A discovery walk features a route using which you can explore a popular city neighborhood on your own. This walk, along with other self-guided walks in over 1,500 cities, can be found on the app "GPSmyCity: Walks in 1K+ Cities" which can be downloaded from Apple App Store or Google Play Store to your mobile phone or tablet. The app's built-in GPS navigation functions allow following this walk route with ease. The app works both online and offline, so no data plan is needed when traveling abroad.

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Kop van Zuid Walk Map

Guide Name: Kop van Zuid Walk
Guide Location: Netherlands » Rotterdam
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Discovery)
Travel Distance: 2.9 Km or 1.8 Miles
Author: Linda
Veerkade, Caland Monument

1) Veerkade, Caland Monument

Willemskade, Wereldmuseum

2) Willemskade, Wereldmuseum

View from Willemskade

3) View from Willemskade

Willemskade corner with Maasstraat

5) Willemskade corner with Maasstraat

View from Willemskade

6) View from Willemskade

View from Willemskade

7) View from Willemskade

View from Erasmusbrug

8) View from Erasmusbrug

View from Erasmusbrug

9) View from Erasmusbrug

Nieuwe Luxor Theater

10) Nieuwe Luxor Theater

Wilhelminakade, New York Hotel

11) Wilhelminakade, New York Hotel


13) Wilhelminaplein

View from Spoorweghavenbrug

14) View from Spoorweghavenbrug

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Travel Distance: 1.6 Km or 1 Miles
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Travel Distance: 1.3 Km or 0.8 Miles
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Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 Km or 2 Miles

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