Because of its rich past, the Hofbogen, officially the Hofpleinlijnviaduct, is one of Alex Bussenius's favourite spots in Rotterdam, a national monument and a location for exceptional entrepreneurs, coffee gurus and lovely restaurants.
Explorer Alex visited Katendrecht, better known as 'de Kaap.' With the beautiful SS Rotterdam and the Fenix Food Factory and all its' lovely restaurants, like de Matroos en het Meisje, Bistrot du Bac and Delibird, Katendrecht is definitely worth a visit.
When you are in Rotterdam, you cannot miss the 'Paradise Church'. Behind the often open gates, the white presence on the Nieuwe Binnenweg has a friendly appearance. The angel above the entrance welcomes visitors with a 'peace be with you.'
Our explorer Alex Bussenius visited the Stairs at the Groothandelsgebouw. The temporary eye-catcher was an idea by MVDRV architects and a nod to 75 years of rebuilding the city, which is celebrated with the cultural event Rotterdam celebrate the city (Rotterdam viert de stad!). On top of the Groothandelsgebouw he witnessed a wedding.
Rotterdam. Like a phoenix it rose from the ashes of World War II. Since then it has always been evolving. Always building structures made by visionary architects. Always constructing facilities in the urban environment. Always developing itself for a better tomorrow. It is the city with the most beautiful skyline of the Netherlands. This is my Rotterdam...