Museum Rotterdam


In 2020, the Museum Rotterdam relocated to its Coolhaven location: Museum Rotterdam '40 - '45 NOW. The museum's collection showcases objects and art related to the history of the city.

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1. Timmerhuis

Designed by OMA, the 'Carpenter's House' (2009–15) incorporates apartments, shops, restaurants and Museum Rotterdam. Often described as a 'floating cloud'…

2. Stadhuis

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One of the few city-centre buildings to emerge unscathed after the WWII bombardments, this grandiose building designed by HJ Evers was constructed between…

3. McDonald's

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Anyone who isn't convinced by Rotterdam's claim to the status of one of the world's most interesting cities of architecture need only check out the brach…

4. Bijenkorf Department Store

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Legendary Bauhaus architect Marcel Breuer worked with Amsterdam-based architect Abraham Elzas on the design of this department store, which opened in 1957…

5. Lijnbaan

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Commissioned to design 65 shops in Rotterdam's central business district in the 1950s, architects Jo Van den Broek and Jaap Bakema came up with the…

6. Markthal

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One of the city's signature buildings, this extraordinary inverted-U-shaped market hall was designed by local architecture firm MVRDV and opened for…

7. Luchtsingel

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Linking the Schieblock with the Hofplein and Coolsingel, this elevated wooden pedestrian bridge was designed by local studio Zones Urbaines Sensibels (ZUS…

8. Schieblock

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A late-1950s office building now housing design studios, the Schieblock is topped by the pioneering DakAkker harvestable roof with its Op Het Dak cafe and…