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Witte Huis

Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Cool)
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Ranked #31 of 97 Attractions in Rotterdam
Type: Architectural Buildings, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: Rotterdam's White House (Witte Huis) was the tallest office-building in Europe when it was built in 1898, and one of the few buildings in the center... more » Owner description: Rotterdam's White House (Witte Huis) was the tallest office-building in Europe when it was built in 1898, and one of the few buildings in the center of town that survived the bombing raid on May 14,1940 during World War II. « less
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Melbourne, Australia
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174 reviews 174 reviews
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127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

If you are following the city walk outlined in the tourist office map you will come across the art nouveau Witte Huis (White House) which does offer a good photo opportunity as well as the interesting history, being the first high rise office building in Europe. The bars and restaurants nearby appear to be quite touristy and therefore we skipped... More

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

A beautiful old building that dates back to pre world war 2. Luckily, it was not destroyed. The architecture of this old dame is amazing. It was once the tallest building and now t is quite small for today's standard. Worth a look

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Bucharest, Romania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

An old building with a beautiful architecture situated next to Oudehaven and Wijnhaven docks.Nice refurbished.A terrace restaurant at ground floor. At walking distances are Kijk-kubus,the cube houses and Blaak metro station.The area is wonderful,a lot of old ships on the docks,a few eestaurants and bars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We actually stayed across the courtyard from here and had a view of this building out of our room. It's an impressive building given it's history, and the area around it is equally as fun. I wouldn't stop by just to see it, but you'll most likely wander this way anyway, so take a look and appreciate the old building... More

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Pune, India
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142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The White huis was the first skyscraper of Europe, if you should call it that. It was the tallest building in Europe at that time at 10 floors, quite a lot for its time. The building luckily survived the war and still stands proudly today. Quite photogenic.

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Tortona, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

Amazing piece of architecture, this itself has a long history of being the first skyscraper in Europe more than 100 years ago. Compared with the modern buildings may seems like a simple building of 40 meters, it is undoubtedly a piece of history of this Country. The surrounding area is beautiful, especially at night along the river, the atmosphere turns... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

Located near Oudehaven and the Kijk-Kubus, it is nice to sit by the harbour and have brunch and admire this testament to Dutch engineering and architecture. It's listed as a Rijksmonument (national momument) and rightly so.

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This 19th century building (finished in 1897) is 11 stories high and was the first skyscraper in Europe. Luckily it was not bombed during the 2nd world war. A momumental landmark in Rotterdam. Go there, have a drink in one of the cafe's and take a look at old and new Rotterdam.

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Holland
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

This is one of the last remaining building of pre WW2 Rotterdam it gives you an idea on how Rotterdam looked like before the WW2 bombardment. It's great this has been preserved as it is and we can still see it today a must see

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

great spot in the city! great country!!!!!! Holland

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