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Rotterdam - Architecture & Design, Netherlands

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A few square kilometres of the city centre offers a complete overview of twentieth century architecture. Impressive pre and post-war architecture can be admired throughout the city. During World War II, bombings destroyed most of Rotterdam’s city centre. Afterwards many new buildings and projects were built and over the years Rotterdam developed into a leading city for cutting-edge design. Remaining pre-war architecture include the Van Nelle Factory and the Huis Sonneveld. The innovative and adventurous period after the war is expressed in buildings like the Luxor Theatre, Erasmus Bridge and of course Rotterdam’s famous Cube Houses.
ARCHICENTRE
Architecture lovers should definitely pay a visit to the Archicentre, who offer detailed information and organise excursions. A number of walking tours and coach excursions are available to take you to Rotterdam’s latest developments, bridges and buildings. Experienced guides with a background in architectural history or architectural engineering conduct these tours.
NAI
Pay a visit to the NAI, Netherlands Architecture Institute. Over fifteen exhibitions in five exhibition rooms, introduce you to historical and contemporary architecture. The showpiece of the collection is the museum Huis Sonneveld, a hyper-modern villa from 1933 filled with light, air, space and a surprising amount of colour and one of the best-preserved examples of the New Building school of architecture.
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