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    Delfshaven

    by Forze Written Jul 18, 2003

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    Delfshaven

    A historical area with old houses (from around late 1800’s), a windmill, a little harbour and cosy cafes and restaurants. This is one of the few places that not have been destroyed in the war. Just take some time to stroll here in the night and you will like it for granted.

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    Wilhelminapier

    by Forze Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Also located at Kop van Zuid, this peninsula contains a lot of history. The Rhine Harbour (on the left) was dug and this peninsula existed. Hotel New York used to be the shipterminal for boats to New York. Many thousands of Dutch people left to the new country to build up an existence there. Nowadays often large cruise ships come here to dock. Cafe Rotterdam is also a nice place to drink something. Furthermore the Luxor theater is located here.

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    Entrepot area

    by Forze Updated Jul 18, 2003

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    Entrepot area

    A newly developed area at Kop van Zuid. The entrepot building once was a warehouse for products from the far east. Most of those warehouses were destroyed because of the Kop van Zuid project. This building has remained and has been entirely renovated. In the beginning the building was full of cosy little bars and restaurants (and some shops). Nowadays there are only a few left. This is because of people do not know this place. In a few years however it will be as vivid as ‘Oude Haven’. On a summer day it is awesome to sit on one of the teraces and see all the yachts in the little harbour. A must see!

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    Kop van Zuid

    by Forze Written Jul 18, 2003
    Kop van Zuid

    A newly developed area with modern houses. In the eightees Rotterdam wanted to expand the center, and the only way was to the south. In 1987 the plans were made and in the ninetees constructions started. The Erasmusbridge was built, modern apartments and houses were constructed and shopping facilities were made (Vuurplaat and Entrepot area).

    Still buildings are being built, in 2010 the masterplan will be completely realised. The architecture of the houses is very interesting to see, especially the terrace houses which you can see from the Erasmusbridge.

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    Historisch Westelijk Handelsterrein

    by Forze Written Jul 18, 2003

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    Land van Waas, Historisch Westelijk Handelsterrein

    In 2001 the historical Western Trade-area was completely restyled. These warehouses were originally constructed in 1894. Nowadays it is an exclusive area with arts, design, food, drinks and dance. You will find nice restaurants, cafes, dancings, museums and galleries. A very nice area to stay.

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    Veerhaven

    by Forze Written Jul 18, 2003

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    Veerhaven

    Rotterdam has a rich history of maritime origin trading with other nations and cities. Veerhaven used to be the main maritime area. Despite the German bombings in World War II some ancient buildings survived. Veerhaven is one of the few old neighbourhoods of the city.

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    Scheepvaartkwartier

    by Forze Written Jul 18, 2003
    Scheepvaartkwartier

    Near the Museumpark you will find Scheepvaartkwartier. Scheepvaartkwartier used to be the center of shipping and international trading around 1900. It is a cosy area with beautiful buildings, a nice harbour and exclusive restaurants. There are also several benches were you can sit, relax and admire the boats that are docked here. In the nearby Parklaan many beautiful buildings are located (with many offices of lawyers and consulates). A nice location to work!

    At Scheepvaartkwartier you will find the Veerhaven and the Historisch Westelijk Handelsterrein.

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    Northern Island

    by Forze Written Jul 18, 2003

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    Noordereiland

    A beautiful island situated between the Erasmusbridge and Willemsbridge right in the Maas river. It was created right after the canal was built (south of the island). Boats can pass from that side. The old railway bridge De Hef is a reminder of the old Rotterdam. Nowadays the train passes Rotterdam under the ground.

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    Rotterdam gen. eating out

    by isolina_it Written May 15, 2003

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    Rotterdam is a great city for eating out. The number of possibilities the city offers is truly amazing: from the cosy little neighbourhood cafe on the corner that serves affordable daily specials to the Michelin two-star Parkheuvel on the river - and everything in between.
    When it comes to food, there is hardly any cuisine that cannot be found in Rotterdam. From traditional Dutch to French cuisines, from Chinese to Korean, Japanese, Austrian, Spanish, Belgian, Italian, Swiss, Moroccan, Surinamese, Turkish, Greek, Indian¯the list goes on and on. From very affordable to expensive, from intimate to large-scaled facilities, you are welcome at more than five hundred establishments in Rotterdam.

    Rotterdam has long been home to a large Chinese community which can be seen around Schouwburgplein, Westersingel and Westkruiskade where Chinese restaurants, both large and small, and Chinese supermarkets flourish. In the summer, the city provides lots of opportunities to eat outside in friendly little sidewalk cafes by the water or lining busy streets.

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    See the ancient offices of the harbour magnats !

    by Kozzmozz Written Oct 11, 2002

    Rotterdam has an history of maritime origin. In the past lots of companies traded with other nations and cities. Despite the German bombings in 1940, 4 days after the WW 2 began in Holland, some ancient buildings survived. Fortunately. The ´Veerhaven´area is one of the few old neighbourhoods of the city which can still be visited, to get a taste of old times....

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    See the ancient offices of the harbour magnats !

    by Kozzmozz Written Oct 11, 2002

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    Rotterdam has an history of maritime origin. In the past lots of companies traded with other nations and cities. Despite the German bombings in 1940, 4 days after the WW 2 began in Holland, some ancient buildings survived. Fortunately. The ´Veerhaven´area is one of the few old neighbourhoods of the city which can still be visited, to get a taste of old times....

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    SPANGEN DISTRIC

    by Juliet67 Written Sep 2, 2002

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    This picture was taken in the Spangen district. Much of Spangen has been renovated, and older blocks have been torn down to make way for new houses. A modern, yet easy style dominates this block, with the intention to create an atmosphere of light and space.

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    Alexandrium: Shopping in one...

    by Kozzmozz Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Alexandrium: Shopping in one of the largest shopping centres in The Netherlands !
    3 shopping centres in one move !

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    Nice recordstores in the...

    by Kozzmozz Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Nice recordstores in the citycentre !
    Most Dutch DJ's do their 'groceries' overhere. Loads of vinyl, brandnew or used/secondhand. Underground techno, trance, house and club, for small prices !

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