Euromast, Rotterdam

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  • View over Rotterdam from the Euromast.
    View over Rotterdam from the Euromast.
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    Room with a view :)
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    Highest Dutch tower (that's open for public)

    by gwn_joelle Written Aug 3, 2015

    With it's 185 metres at the highest point, the Euromast is the tallest tower of the Netherlands that's open for the public to visit.

    I went there in May 2015 and it exceded my expectations. The view was really beautiful and luckily for us the weather was good for once.

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    Euromast – Space Tower experience.

    by Jerelis Written May 4, 2015

    We definitely took our time once we were at the observation deck. It was quite windy and sometime taking a picture made me really have a good grip at the photo camera as I had some fear of losing it and it would drop the 100 meters down. From every angle we had an amazing look at the harbor of Rotterdam. It truly provides a 360° view over Rotterdam and its surroundings. For example we saw the famous bridge called the Erasmus Brug, the very famous football stadium of Feyenoord called De Kuip and also the building Delftse Poort. On a beautiful day you are able to see as far as 30 kilometers. Unlucky for us it was quite cloudy and even rain at some time, but still we were able to discover more than enough.

    There are some stairs that will take you to even higher points and at the end of all these stairs you will find the entrance to the Space Tower. Every 8 minutes about 28 people are allowed to enter the area of this nice adventure. The Space Tower has become a real space adventure with an audio-visual simulation of a space journey. It ascends to a height of 185 meters and turns around the tower all the time. It is a must visit once you are at the Euromast. After this experience we calmly walked our way back to the observation deck with its restaurant. We had a nice refreshment with a view and left the Euromast with a great feeling.

    Inside the Space Tower experience. Room with a view :) Paulien is enjoying the view over Rotterdam. The amazing view we had. Bye bye Euromast.
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    Euromast – What a view we had!

    by Jerelis Written May 4, 2015

    The name Euromast is quite easy the explain. “Euro” as Rotterdam is located in the very heart of the Euro market zone and “mast” as in addition to the Dutch word of tower. Euromast is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers, which is an international association of great monuments which includes some of the most famous buildings in the world.. We entered the Euromast and learned that the entrance fee was mild: 9,50 Euro for an adult. Do keep in mind that cash payments are no longer accepted starting September 2014. The Management has made this decision due to health and safety reasons.

    After paying we were allowed and able to enter the area towards the elevator. We had a decision to make … either take the 589 steps way up to the Crow’s Nest observation platform and restaurant or take the elevator. Guess what we did? LOL … The elevator goes up with a speed of 14 kilometers per hour and within second you we were 100 meters above sea level. We immediately went outside on the observation platform. It was quite windy and therefore we learned a lesson that the mast swaps up to one meter in wind force 1! Once outside we were able to enjoy the amazing view at the beautiful skyline of Rotterdam.

    Arrving at the observation deck of the Euromast. Part of the World Federation of Great Towers. The harbour of Rotterdam. Windy, but a great experience. Overtowering the tower :)
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    Euromast – To mark the Floriade.

    by Jerelis Written May 4, 2015

    What we did not know was that the Euromast was built in 1960 by architect H.A. Maaskant and contractor J.P. van Eesteren, to mark the occasion of Floriade. The Floriade is an international exhibition of flowers and gardening, held every 10 years in the Netherlands. What we did know was that a visit to the city of Rotterdam is not complete without visiting the Euromast. During our visit for a day to this magnificent city we first visited the Markthal and the old harbor called Oud Delftse Haven. After that we felt we had to get to the Euromast. Of course to oversee the city, but also to see if we could find the places we already had been.

    When it was built in the sixties, the Euromast was 101 metres high, which made it the highest building of Rotterdam. However, in 18970 this record was taken over by several other buildings. The addition of the Space Tower meant another 85 metres up. This once again made the Euromast the highest building in Rotterdam. By the time we drove towards it we were arleady able to spot it from far. we were quite excited to visit it. Parking the car was easy, as there were more than enough parking spots. Time to explore it!

    Arriving at the Euromast of Rotterdam. Of course, the famous wooden shoe picture :) View over Rotterdam from the Euromast. The famous skyline of Rotterdam. The park called De Park nearby the Euromast.
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    One of Rotterdams most famous...

    by Wenasje Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    One of Rotterdams most famous attractions is the Euromast, also known as Space Tower in English. This is an observation tower of 185 meters and it offers an exeptional view of Rotterdam and its surroundings.
    There are possibilties to actually descend from the Euromast attached to firm ropes and in some type of armor. We use the word abseilen, but I don't know what it's called in English. Anyway, this is quite a thrilling experience. They offer this in the months June-July-August

    The Euromast also has a restaurant that is worth visiting. The place has recently been re-decorated and it shows! No more old fashioned 60's family feel, but a modern, stylish look with lots of whites. (The trademark of the interior designer who did the place: Jan des Bouvrie)

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    Video tour

    by StuartDutchman Updated Dec 17, 2010

    The Euromast is a tower in Rotterdam, overlooking the largest port in Europe.

    Originally 101 meters in height it was the tallest building in Rotterdam. It lost this position for a while, but regained it when the "Space Tower" was added to the top of the building in 1970, giving an additional 85 meters.

    The Euroscoop is an revolving elevator around the "Space Tower" (with seats) that let you enjoy the view up to 185 meters.

    The Euromast was designed by Hugh Maaskant. He also designed a number of notable buildings in Rotterdam and Amsterdam, notably the Hilton Hotel (1962) and Groothandelsgebouw (1951) in Rotterdam, and the Pier tower in Scheveningen (1961).

    The Euromast was constructed between 1958 and 1960. For stability it is built on a concrete block so that the centre of gravity is below ground.

    Euromast is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.

    VIDEO of my visit:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C8Y0YMw4k0Q

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    Euromast crow's nest

    by ATLC Updated Oct 9, 2010

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    The crow's nest (where you find restaurants) was built at the foot of the tower and the whole 240.000 tonnes was lifted up onto the tower. The Euromast is solely for tourism and on good days you can see 30 km's far.

    Adults € 8.90
    Children, aged 4 - 11 € 5.70
    Children& Speuromaster € 8.90
    Children& Expeditie Euromast € 12.80

    If you like abseilen (photo 4), have a look here. It costs 45 euro per person.

    ROTTERDAM EUROMAST ROTTERDAM EUROMAST ROTTERDAM EUROMAST ROTTERDAM EUROMAST - Abseiling
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    Euromast

    by MATIM Written Nov 29, 2009

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    The Euromast was designed to mark the Floriade in 1960, when the concrete skeleton was built in just 25 days!
    At the time, the 104 metre tower was the highest in the Netherlands. The narrow space tower was added ten years later, raising the Euromast even higher.
    The rotating Euroscope elevator carries you soaring to the top of the Euromast, 185 metres in the air. Located at 100 metres, the restaurant was restyled by top Dutch designer Jan de Bouvrie in 2004 and offers opportunity to enjoy a light or more lavish meal. Dining at such a great height is a truly specitacular experience, with Rotterdam at your feet.

    From May to the end of September, daredevils can abseil from the top of the EuromastTower.
    Or check out the Discovery tour, a multimedia tour featuring all sorts of fun audio and video clips from the city's past and present.

    Euromast in the background
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    Up Up and Away

    by darkjedi Updated Sep 6, 2009

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    This is the 3rd restaurant tower we have visited, after Berlin and Vienna and we seem to seek out places with them now for our next vacations we enjoy them so much.

    The Euromast was built for the flower and garden exhibition Floriade in 1960 and has been a popular attraction ever since. The observation deck and brasserie are 98m above the ground and there is also the Euroscoop, a glass revolving elevator that raises you up to 185m for the best view in town (included in the entrance price).

    The Brasserie sounds a lot more formal than it actually is. We would have described it as a canteen. The food was ok but portions were small, make sure you get a couple of side orders too. Be prepared to wait a bit if they're busy but its a great view so its not really an issue.

    Its open 7 days: 10am - 10pm.
    Adults € 8.70
    Children (aged 4 – 11) € 5.60

    Discounts are available for other Rotterdam attractions, we got one linked with the Spido boat trip. The tower is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers which has 31 towers worldwide.

    Euromast Open air observation deck at 100m The lift half way to the top Euromast Euromast

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    Birds eye view of Rotterdam

    by imran8852 Written Jul 18, 2008

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    Panorama of Rotterdam! Have a beautiful view of Rotterdam on the Euromast tower! Standing at 185m tall, you could see as far as 30km on a clear day! The Euromast tower has a souvenir shop at the entrance suite & restaurant above. If you like a good view of Rotterdam, Euromast tower is a must visit! Open from 9:30-23.00 on summer and 10.00-23.00h on winter. Platforms are opened till 22.00 and the restaurant till 22.15. The last ride will be at 21.45 though so don't spend too long during the night!

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    Euromast

    by Airpunk Written Jan 25, 2008

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    I can think of many good ways to invest 8,30 EUR, but I am really not sure if a visit to the Euromast is among them. After a Spido boat tour, it’s the most touristy thing you can do in Rotterdam. You can use an elevator bringing you up to a height of …. From this viewing platform, you are able to see the whole city of Rotterdam. Another lift called “Giroscope” brings you up to a height of … meters. As there’s not platform at this height, the Giroscope just brings you up, extending your view upon Rotterdam: On a clear day you may even look as far as Dordrecht or Hoek van Holland. As the name says, the Giroscope is rotating on its way up and down to give everyone in the lift a chance to look in each direction. A couple of windows in the floor of the Giroscope also give you an an interesting view on the surrounding park. This ride is included in the entry fee and can be repeated as often as desired. In the few minutes you spend in the lift, you will listen to a couple of facts arounf the city of Rotterdam – in English and Dutch. To take the lift back down, you’ll have to take the lift from the level of the restaurant (from which I haven’t heard a single positive comment). The lift takes you down to a souvenir shop, where you can buy some Rotterdam and Euromast items. The view from up there is nice, but is the whole thing really worth 8,30 EUR. I am not sure…

    Euromast Euromast base with souvenir shop Harbour as seen from Euromast Rotterdam city center seen rom Euromast Euromast
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    At 186 metres...

    by Pieter11 Updated Dec 27, 2007

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    Off course you can get all the way in the Euromast. Tickets are sold for € 8,-.

    You can get up to the crow's nest at 96 metres high. Here you can walk around in open air, enjoying the magnificent view over the Meuse and the city.

    Here you also have a luxurious restaurant and a cafe, so you can drink some coffee, while looking over the city skyline.

    But you can also get even further to the top. If you get in the Space Tower, the piece of the tower that is added later, you can get all the way up to 186 metres. A glass disc gets you up, rotating slowly all the way, so you can sit down and enjoy the view easily. A voice-over tells you everything about what you see while rotating.

    The Space Tower in the Euromast View over the Meuse Kop van Zuid seen from the Euromast Rotterdam's harbour The park right below the Euromast, in the snow
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    The Euromast

    by Pieter11 Updated Dec 27, 2007

    The Euromast is the highest building of Rotterdam and one of the most famous ones. It is a 186 metres high tower, that is very dominant in the city.

    The construction of the Euromast began in 1958, because in 1960 the Floriade was held in Rotterdam. Originally the tower was 101 metres high, but when higher buildings were built in the 70´s, there was desided to expand the Euromast to its current height of 186 metres.

    The tower is only 9 metres wide, rests on 1.900.000 kilos of concrete, to keep it up. At a height of 32 metres a ship´s bridge is added, that shows the life on board of a ship, and at 96 metres above ground the big crow's nest is build that can be seen in the whole of Rotterdam.

    The Euromast is built at the westside of the citycentre. Everything east from the tower is the real centre of the city. At the westside you can see the first parts of the modern harbour of the city: one of the biggest in the world.

    The Euromast seen from Delfshaven The Euromast The Euromast seen from the
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    E U R O M A S T

    by RoyJava Updated Nov 8, 2007

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    Not ot be missed!!! The E U R O M A S T.

    Just see the wonderful views of Rotterdam, when very nice weather you even can see Antwerp. Have a nice snack, dinner or party time (Brasserie is open until 23.00 hrs., kitchen is open until 22.00 hrs.). Or you want to sleep in one of the two suites Heaven or Stars? That is possible for about 385 Euro!

    The Euromast has been designed by H.A. Maaskant and built by J.P. van Eesteren, and got well-known from the very beginning start in 1960. In 1970 the Space Tower was built to make the Euromast even 85 metres higher ... the Euroscoop will bring you to these high spheres.

    Open:
    April until September: 09.30 - 23.00 hrs.
    Oktober until mMarch: 10.00 - 23.00 hrs.

    Christmas and New Years Eve ask for info.

    Platforms are open until 22.00 hrs.
    Last drive Euroscoop at 21.45 hrs.

    Entrance:
    Adults € 8,30 - child 4 - 11 yrs € 5,40 - until 4 yrs free

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    we tried to get to the top

    by ctravel Written Jun 23, 2007

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    It was a very windy day and I lost my bottle but Im sure the ride on the top of the euromast is a must see. The view on a grey day was pretty breathtaking. I enjoyed watching the ships/ freights on the river down below from the bar/restaraunt located on the spectators deck.

    view from the top view from the bar looking down at the bottom
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