Rotterdam is famous for its impressive skyline. But exactly how high are the highest buildings? We’ve made a list of the highest buildings in Rotterdam, which are a true must-see when in Rotterdam.
1) Euromast, 185 metres
The highest and most widely known structure in Rotterdam is the Euromast, counting 185 metres in total. The tower was built in 1958 and was given the official status of a national monument in 2010. After all these years, it is still one of the most popular attractions in Rotterdam. It has a restaurant and a luxury hotel suite, where you can literally take a nap with your head in the clouds.
2) Maastoren, 165 metres
With a height of 165 metres, the Maastoren is the highest skyscraper in the Netherlands. This office building is situated at the southern shore of the Nieuwe Maas and is currently the home of the Deloitte headquarters. The colour gradient of the building is remarkable, making it almost disappear into the sky.
3) New Orleans, 161 metres
The highest residential tower in the the Netherlands was opened in 2010 by princess Beatrix. It is one of the landmarks of the ‘Kop van Zuid’. The building contains over 200 apartments, a wellness centre and a private health club. The well-known film theatre LantarenVenster is located on the lower floors of the building.
TIP: Several of these impressive buildings can be admired during the Day of Architecture on 16 and 17 June 2018.
4) Delftse Poort, 151 metres
The Nationale Nederlanden building was completed in 1991. It’s a typical nineties building: imposing and robust with a lot of glass. The building was designed by architect Abe Bonnema. Along with De Rotterdam, Maastoren and the Millenniumtoren this building defines the skyline of Rotterdam.
5) De Rotterdam, 149 metres
This is one of the most recent architectural icons in Rotterdam and while it’s not the highest building, it is the largest. Designed by Rem Koolhaas, this is a landmark of enormous proportions. De Rotterdam is used by approximately 5,000 people every day, making it the most densely populated building in the Netherlands.
6) Montevideo, 140 metres
This skyscraper is located on the ‘Kop van Zuid’, on the Wilhelminapier. The name Montevideo refers to the time when this part of the city was filled with warehouses. One of these warehouses was named after the Uruguayan capital Montevideo. On the tower’s rooftop there is a big three dimensional ‘M’ and with that addition the building adds up to a height of 152.32 metres.
7) Erasmus bridge, 139 metres
Technically not a building, but absolutely the most well-known icon of Rotterdam: The Bridge. The Erasmus Bridge was built in 1996 and was designed by Ben van Berkel. Nicknamed ‘The Swan’, this structure is definitely one of the most eye-catching landmarks in the skyline of Rotterdam.