Stadsdriehoek Sightseeing Tour in Rotterdam, Rotterdam

The name Stadsdriehoek refers to the historic City Triangle of Rotterdam, which dates from the late Middle Ages. The area was bounded by Cool Vest and Schiedamsevest to the west, the Golden Vest to the northeast and the Nieuwe Maas to the south. Take our tour to see the top sights in this beautiful area.
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Stadsdriehoek Sightseeing Tour in Rotterdam Map

Guide Name: Stadsdriehoek Sightseeing Tour in Rotterdam
Guide Location: Netherlands » Rotterdam (See other walking tours in Rotterdam)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 11
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.7 km
Author: valery
Witte Huis (White House)

1) Witte Huis (White House) (must see)

The Witte Huis or White House is a skyscraper in Rotterdam, Netherlands, inspired by American office buildings and built in 1898 in the Art Nouveau style. The building is 43 m (141 ft) tall, with 10 floors, and was the tallest in Europe at the time it was built. The building is listed as a Rijksmonument. The architect W Molenbroek designed the 10-storey building, at the time an unprecedented height in Europe. It is constructed from iron, steel, and cement, and includes two thick interior walls...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
Kubuswoningen (cube houses)

2) Kubuswoningen (cube houses) (must see)

Cube houses (Dutch: Kubuswoningen) are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam and Helmond in the Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of "living as an urban roof": high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level, since its main purpose is to optimize the space inside. Blom tilted the cube of a conventional house 45 degrees and rested it upon a hexagon-shaped pylon. His design represents a village within a city, where each house...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia

3) Binnenrotte

The Binnenrotte is a street in the heart of Rotterdam that was originally part of the river Rotte. It became a dry open space after the construction of the railway viaduct for the Rotterdam-Dordrecht train line in 1871. On Tuesdays and Saturdays, Binnenrotte Square is used by the Rotterdam Market Center, a general goods market boasting over 450...   view more
St. Laurenskerk

4) St. Laurenskerk (must see)

This basilica was built between 1449-1525 and was the first all-stone building in Rotterdam. Many important events took place here. The last priest of the Laurenkerk was Hubertus Duifhuis. The Reformation took place in 1572 and the Laurenskerk became a Protestant church. Ministers of the church include Laurens Johannes Jacobus van Oosterzee, Abraham Hellenbroek, Jan Scharp and J.R. Callenbach, who wrote a book about the history of the church a few years before the Rotterdam Blitz. The church is...   view more
Sight description based on wikipedia
City Hall

5) City Hall

A major historical landmark, Cityhal Rotterdam is one of the few city center buildings which was not bombed in World War II. It is one of the many attractions in the Coolsingel area of the city. Construction of the famous building took six years, and was completed in August 1920. Its central hall is designed to represent Rotterdam as a port and trade...   view more
World Trade Center

6) World Trade Center

The World Trade Center is a beautiful combination of past and present. Architect J.F. Staal began construction of the building in 1936, and its initial design was completed in 1940. In 1984 work began to add a high rise tower on the top of the existing structure. Today the green tower reaches 93 meters tall, and is a familiar sight to visitors to the...   view more
Het Schielandshuis

7) Het Schielandshuis (must see)

The Schielandshuis dates back to 1665 and is the only historical edifice in the city centre that survived the ravages of war. The building was under restoration for a long time before it finally reopened as a museum in 1986. It once served as a residence and a place for receptions and meetings. Now, after the museum's relocation, new tenants came in: Rotterdam Partners, Rotterdam Tourist Information, the Rotterdam Council for Art and Culture, and NAi...   view more
De Kaashoeve

8) De Kaashoeve

What to buy here: Dutch Cheese.

Everyone could agree that it’s hard to describe Holland without immediately picturing green meadows, windmills, grazing cattle and its biggest export: cheese. Along with bread and butter; cheese is always present at breakfast and lunchtime in almost every Dutch home for obvious reasons. Cheese making has been part of the national heritage for centuries and has evolved to become a highly prized product around the world. Dutch cheese is simply delicious and...   view more
Roman Catholic Eendrachtskerk

9) Roman Catholic Eendrachtskerk

The Roman Catholic Eendrachtskerk is one of the oldest churches in Rotterdam, dating back to 1868. It was designed in a neo-romanesque style by Belgian architect F. Laureys, with round arches, hemispherical curves on the windows, and belt courses. Officially it is named H.H. Laurentius en...   view more
Wallonian Church

10) Wallonian Church

The Wallonian church dates back to the 1920s. Located in the city center, it is surrounded by many other places of worship. The church has a traditional style and yet features some quite innovative aspects for a church - expect to find some quite peculiar things...   view more
Scots International Church

11) Scots International Church

The Scots International Church is located in Rotterdam. An English-language Protestant church in the Presbyterian tradition, it is part of the Church of Scotland, within the Church's Presbytery of Europe. The church was first built in 1643 for the many Scottish merchants, sailors and soldiers who lived in Rotterdam, and was built on behalf of the city. The first Scottish minister was Alexander Petrie, who traveled from Perth in Scotland to take up his position. In 1722 the church was...   view more

Walking Tours in Rotterdam, Netherlands

Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

Create Your Own Walk in Rotterdam

Creating your own self-guided walk in Rotterdam is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Nightlife Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Nightlife Walking Tour in Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a unique city that sparkles with the liveliest nightlife in the Netherlands. It's got a festival atmosphere that provides visitors with a great deal of enjoyment. There are a number of movies and musical attractions here as well. Take our walking nightlife tour to find the city's top night clubs.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.1 km
Cool Walking Tour, Rotterdam

Cool Walking Tour, Rotterdam

What a great name this neighborhood of beautiful streets in central Rotterdam has. Once a manor west of Rotterdam, from 1809 to 1816 it was a separate municipality before being annexed by the city. Be sure to take this tour and visit the multitude of the attractions in this fun and friendly district.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.2 km
Souvenir Shopping Part 1

Souvenir Shopping Part 1

It would be a pity to leave Rotterdam without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. We've compiled a list of gifts and souvenirs, which are unique to Rotterdam, that a visitor might like to purchase to reflect their visit.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km
Places of Worship in Rotterdam

Places of Worship in Rotterdam

The historic center of Rotterdam was bombed in May 1940, and almost all of the churches in the area were damaged. Lamentably, numerous significant churches have had to be pulled down. Since then, the downtown area has been rebuilt in a Functionalist style, and some modern churches have been erected. Check out our tour for the key places of worship to see in Rotterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.4 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

Holland's major port, Rotterdam is an attraction in its own right, totally rebuilt after WWII, hence featuring bold, modern architecture, sometimes as peculiar as the world-famous Cubic Houses. The local Maritime Museum, displaying vintage ships and exhibits, attests to the city's great seafaring past. To get to know Rotterdam in its variety, follow this orientation walk and explore the galore of local sights.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.4 km
A Cultural Walk in Rotterdam

A Cultural Walk in Rotterdam

Visitors seeking culture will get the utmost pleasure from their trip to Rotterdam. It's a place that is both open to cultural growth and very much in touch with modern cultural trends. Lots of cultural music events and festivals are held in the city each year. Check out our tour of the top cultural attractions in Rotterdam.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km

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Souvenirs Shopping: 16 Genuine Dutch Things to Buy in Rotterdam

Souvenirs Shopping: 16 Genuine Dutch Things to Buy in Rotterdam

Just as any other major Dutch destination, Rotterdam is associated with sea, excellent cheeses, marvelous beer, good food and, generally speaking, good taste. A set of gifts from Rotterdam will duly reflect any, if not all, of these qualities. Listed here are some of the items that might prove well...