The key question is: is something worth visiting if it can’t go on Insta? Luckily, Rotterdam Architecture Month is definitely Insta proof. We don’t need to tell you that a picture of De Rotterdam skyscraper taken from the Erasmus bridge will get you many likes because you already know that! So we have put together a list of less well-known places in Rotterdam you can score a hit with on social media. From wall paintings to remarkable buildings:
Wall paintings in and around Witte de Withstraat
There is lots of cool street art on and near Witte de Withstraat that will look good on any Instagram account. For example this Ramon Martins on Kromme Elleboog. Make sure you also visit Boomgaardstraat where you can find a real marriage proposal on a wall. And on Eendrachtstraat there is street art by Tymon Ferenc De Laat.
Photo: Iris van den Broek
One of MVRDV’s contributions to Rotterdam is De Markthal, which was the Insta hit of the year. Didden Village is not as well-known. This is a bright blue construction on the rooftop of a 19th century town house in Rotterdam. You can’t normally visit this private residence, but it is open during the ZigZagCity tours of the Rotterdam Architecture. This is your chance to take exclusive pictures for your social media accounts.
Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode
A true icon of Rotterdam: even though they may be a bit touristy, the Cube Houses are well worth a visit. And…they always look amazing on your photographs. If you get your angle right, you can create abstract works of art.
Foto: Iris van den Broek
Erasmus Medical Centre
The Erasmus Hospital has become a city within a city in recent years. This unusual mixture of skyscrapers and nature makes for some great pictures. And the best thing is: this location still relatively unkown on Insta. So make sure that you are one of the first to take architecture photographs here.
Photo: EGM architecten
Thinking about Rotterdam, you see images of its world port and freight containers. Former city architect Carel Weeber (love him or hate him) designed many remarkable buildings in Rotterdam during the 1970s and the 1980s, including the Peperklip (The Paperclip). This residential building is located in Rotterdam’s former docklands. Its facade looks like a stack of freight containers. Come and get more followers and likes on Rosestraat.