When I arrive in Rotterdam I did not expect the architecture to feel so futuristic or inspired. I think Rotterdam is one of Europe’s most exhilarating cities right now. There are tons of insane and amazing things to do such as inner-city canal surging, a un-touched art scene, and like the rest of Europe, great food and nightlife.
Some of the most recent openings of architectural feats that Rotterdamians (?) get to call home, is the country’s first food market. It is an extraordinary inverted-U-shaped design. Other striking skyline features include the “vertical city”, De Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ largest building. The building was designed by architect Rem Koolhaas. (yes, like “cool house” 🙂 ) Dramatic views from its hotel, cocktail-bar terrace and restaurant take in Erasmusbrug – the white cable-stayed bridge dubbed ‘De Zwaan’ (The Swan).
I had an amazing time walking through Rotterdam exploring and researching the history behind the architectural brilliance that you can find here, such a unique and interesting way to build a city.