Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
Historisch Delfshaven (Historical Delfs harbor)
A part of the old city that survived the 1940 bombardment of Rotterdam. It has had a remarkable history,
both as the departure point from which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed for America,
and the birthplace of prominent Dutch maritime hero Piet Hein.
The 800 meter long Erasmus Bridge is the connection between the northern and southern parts of Rotterdam.
The suspension bridge over the Maas has a 139 meter high steel pylon, which is mounted with 40 cables.
The shape of the pylon gave the bridge the nickname The Swan. The Erasmus Bridge is the icon of the city of Rotterdam.
Pannenkoekenboot (Pancake Boat)
The story of Rotterdam – its history, the bombing and the reconstruction – says a lot about the fertile conditions for flourishing architecture. After all, if nothing’s left, why not build on a grand and compelling scale? The courage that was and is shown – in design and the granting of commissions to architects – can be seen everywhere in Rotterdam.