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)
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:
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.
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.
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.
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!
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…
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 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.
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.
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.
Adults € 8,30 - child 4 - 11 yrs € 5,40 - until 4 yrs free
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