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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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Geldersekade 1C, 3011 WB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fascinating location, one of the few buildings to survive the bombing in 1940. It used to be the tallest building in Europe with its 43 m (141 ft) tall. Still beautiful and impressive

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed June 22, 2019

Very enshanting building in Blaak location, in front of the river, on the ancient haven of Rotterdam

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank Laura C
Reviewed May 28, 2019

One of the old buildings of Rotterdam showing its wealth as a trading city and the beauty and culture of its inhabitants. Lovely to walk around and observe as part of a walking interaction with the city.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed May 24, 2019

We only saw this place from the outside and it is quite an arresting sight. Oddly surviving the bombing during WW2, this is a lovely art deco building. Nice photo op !

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed February 7, 2019

It really stands out. This is a building for the ages. It's in a lovely neighbourhood and has the history to boast about. It was the first multi storey building of its type and the tallest in Europe when built in 1898. It was feared...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Dimitris L
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

I was at the top of the White House and the view was marvellous. It is with the Laurenskerk the only of two buildings who were not totally bombed during WO 2. I was there on behalf of open monumentendag.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 4, 2018 via mobile

The food was really fantastic, and dessert was good. It made the difference, even if some parts of the organization of the service were not perfect. We went for the surprise 3 dishes (fish option), and both starter and main dish were top.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

I’ve been to this restaurant three times and didn’t leave disappointed. Located in the charming Oude Haven, it is already worth the stop to have a drink while appreciating the little channel and old boat-houses around. The menu is very simple, displayed on a black...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Beautiful building, important for two things. It was the first skyscraper of Europe, and it was used to defend Rotterdam from Nazi invaders. You can still see the bullet holes in the building. You can get a nice photo when visiting the cube houses and...More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank gcordovas
Reviewed May 13, 2018

At the end of 19th century it was the tallest office building in Europe. Besides that, it was one of few buildings that survived bombing in WWII. In front of it in so called old harbour there is several nice cafes where you can sit...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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