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“Wonderful location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Witte Huis

Witte Huis
Rotterdam, The Netherlands (Cool)
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Ranked #24 of 132 things to do in Rotterdam
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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.
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“Wonderful location”
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.

Visited July 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“First skyscraper in Europe”
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.

Visited July 2012
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“An Icon of Rotterdam before WW2”
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

Visited June 2012
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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“great spot”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

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

Visited October 2011
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“First Skyscraper”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

This was the first skyscraper in Rotterdam en Europe in 1898. A masterpiece of 19th century architecture of 45 meters tall!

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