♥ Rotterdam. Love or hate? I love it and here’s why.
Telling you more about my current favourite spot and it’s history. ♥
Rotterdam, you probably know it’s one of my favourite cities if you’re keeping up with my Blog and read its articles.
Can’t you relate, that sometimes there is a beautiful places you’ve discovered and you can’t wait to share?
The place I discovered isn’t a new place, it has a great history. I hadn’t been there -like ever- but when I did, I was wowed.
So, near the ‘Markthal’ in Rotterdam [crowded but nice, thé place you need to visit]….
That’s where you have the Cubic houses. You can also find these cubic houses in Helmond. Designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of “living as an urban roof”. His design represents a village within a city, where each house represents a tree, and all the houses together, a forest. There are 38 of them in Rotterdam, all built in the 80’s. The creations are controversial, but most of all unique.
When you turn to the left and walk underneath the cubic-houses, you’ll find the “Oude Haven” [Google Maps is your friend, I’m telling you].
Arrived at the Oude Haven, it’s like you’re on holiday in a Mediterranean city.
Cosy terraces, fun people and gorgeous views. On the side, you find the Witte Huis and Hotel CitizenM. Next week I’ll tell you more about my stay there.
I will tell you some more about the Witte Huis, or: White House.
The White House is the only house that survived the bombings on Rotterdam in 1940. It’s still there and a real eyecatcher. It was the first Skyscraper of Rotterdam. Some may even say it’s the first of Europe. It also has it’s own café, Grand Café Het Witte Huis and bar-restaurant ‘Elit’ , where you can enjoy a nice bite and drink.
So my advice: whenever you’re in Rotterdam. Make sure to visit these places! XO
Photography by Camema