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Rotterdam's White House (Witte Huis) was the tallest office-building in Europe when it was built in 1898, and one of the few buildings in the center of town that survived the bombing raid on May 14,1940 during World War II.
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Geldersekade 1C, 3011 WB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
One of the old buildings of Rotterdam showing its wealth as a trading city and the beauty and culture of its inhabitants. Lovely to walk around and observe as part of a walking interaction with the city.
It really stands out. This is a building for the ages. It's in a lovely neighbourhood and has the history to boast about. It was the first multi storey building of its type and the tallest in Europe when built in 1898. It was feared...More
I was at the top of the White House and the view was marvellous.
It is with the Laurenskerk the only of two buildings who were not totally bombed during WO 2.
I was there on behalf of open monumentendag.
The food was really fantastic, and dessert was good. It made the difference, even if some parts of the organization of the service were not perfect. We went for the surprise 3 dishes (fish option), and both starter and main dish were top.
I’ve been to this restaurant three times and didn’t leave disappointed. Located in the charming Oude Haven, it is already worth the stop to have a drink while appreciating the little channel and old boat-houses around. The menu is very simple, displayed on a black...More
Beautiful building, important for two things. It was the first skyscraper of Europe, and it was used to defend Rotterdam from Nazi invaders. You can still see the bullet holes in the building. You can get a nice photo when visiting the cube houses and...More
At the end of 19th century it was the tallest office building in Europe. Besides that, it was one of few buildings that survived bombing in WWII. In front of it in so called old harbour there is several nice cafes where you can sit...More