Miniworld Rotterdam


The Dutch love of the world in miniature is celebrated at the vast Miniworld, a ginormous, 535 sq metre, 1:87 scale model railroad re-creating contemporary Rotterdam, with day and night simulation.

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0.23 MILES

A melting pot for local creatives, this space hosts pop-up exhibitions, stores, gigs and get-togethers.

2. Centraal Station

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3. Café De Unie

0.43 MILES

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4. Schieblock

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5. Santa Claus

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6. Lijnbaan

0.57 MILES

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7. Huis Sonneveld

0.61 MILES

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8. Bijenkorf Department Store

0.63 MILES

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