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Address: Geldersekade 1C, 3011 WB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam's White House (Witte Huis) was the tallest office-building in...

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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Cool building

Nice tall old buliding with a great history. Just walked past it and took some photos. Never went inside.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Oslo, Norway
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great view of it from CitizenM but you can't get up to the top for the views. Book a full restaurant meal and you may have a chance but advice from the Cafe-bar at the bottom was "private". That's a bit of a shame!

Thank Jock M
Belgrade, Serbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 491 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just beside the Old Harbour, on the southern brink of it, is located this wonderful first skyscraper in Rotterdam. At the times it was built, i.e. in 1898, it has been the tallest office building in Europe and this role it has kept for many years.This magnificent building 43 meters high, designed in Art Nouveau style,was inspired by Manhattan's skyscrapers.... More 

1 Thank Oleg Y
Oslo, Norway
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62 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice tall old buliding with a great history. Just walked past it and took some photos. Never went inside.

1 Thank Geir-72
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23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Witte Huis used to be one of the older hotels in Europe, if I'm not mistaken, it's the older building in Rotterdam that survived WW2.

1 Thank Gustavo M
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed March 19, 2017

Rotterdame is a modern looking city mainly due to its history of having to be rebuilt in the 1940/50s following WW2. Having said that there are some really nice walks to take around the city which take in the local view with the witte huis being one of them. I saw this house while taking the Bike and Bite tour... More 

1 Thank allicook18
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017 via mobile

This house was the tallest high rise at the time it was buildt and represents a focal point of the old harbour in Rotterdam.

1 Thank Thoraveler
Heiloo, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed January 20, 2017

Unique part of Rotterdam having survived the big bombardment in 1940. A long time ago it was the highest office building in Europe, nowadays it is a nice and stil beautiful piece of history near the old harbour

Thank Hendrik70
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 597 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2017

This iconic building, close to the "Old Harbour" area and the "Willemsbrug" was built in the waning years of the 19th century. It was indeed the first "skyscraper" in Rotterdam and for a considerable period the tallest office building in Europe. The "Witte Huis" miraculously survived the devastating bombing of May 1940 and was restored to the original architecture in... More 

1 Thank Hendrik_NL
Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
Reviewed November 30, 2016

Compared to the other buildings in Rotterdam, this one is pretty traditional, not as "crazy" as the others. Still beautiful though, located in a cool area, near water, bars and restaurants.

Thank g_marianaa
Berlin, Germany
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374 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed October 28, 2016

The history of this building is special. Very good photo motive.Like the restaurant at the ground.From there you have a great walk to the maritime museeum.

Thank Puffinman

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