The atmospheric Oude Haven is one of the most popular areas to enjoy food and drinks in Rotterdam with an abundance of restaurants, bars and terraces that offer a beautiful view of the Oude Haven.
The Oude Haven, Rotterdams first international port. A busy entertainment hub where you’ll find terraces, restaurants, cafés and excellent photo locations. In the evening, the historic Old Harbor really comes to life when the terraces are open till late in the evening on summer days. If you’re a photographer you may want to bring your tripod for the evening shots. It’s only a few minutes walk to the Nieuwe Maas where you can also shoot the Erasmusbrug as well as the Willemsbrug.
Once a busy port, the activities came to an end after the bombardment of World War II that reduced the city to a pile of smoking rubble, leaving only the Witte Huis and a handful of other buildings standing.
The Witte House, Europe’s first skyscraper at the time, it is now half hidden behind, but hasn’t lost its charm. The building, with its Art Nouveau decorations make it a photogenic monument. Its facade has five large figures that represent seafaring, progress, agriculture, trade and industry.
The historic Spanjaards Bridge is a great photo location. Cross the bridge towards the Kijk-Kubus houses you’ll find restaurants, terraces, and pubs. As you leave the terrace area you can choose to walk in the direction of the Markthal through the Kijk-Kubus homes.
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