Witte Huis

Witte Huis, Rotterdam: Address, Phone Number, Witte Huis Reviews: 4/5

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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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Boudewijn P
Ede, The Netherlands21 contributions
Aug 2020
Rotterdam is great if you like modern architecture. But this old building is well worth stopping by. I saw some photographs online before my visit. And you can get a nice photo of the building with the old harbour from the nearby cube houses.
Written September 6, 2020
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Sharon W
Nottingham, UK1,449 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
An impressive building seen from far around. Even more impressive is the fact that it survived the bombing in WWII. Well worth a visit and the area around it is lovely too.
Written February 19, 2020
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StockholmKindaGuy
Marietta, GA7,299 contributions
Sep 2019
The Art Nouveau style Witte Huis in Blaak, is recognized as Europe's first high-rise building and tallest at the time that it was built. Small by today's standards. It's location on a river is very pretty and there are many other interesting buildings in the area, including the Cube houses and Markthal. Rotterdam has some very impressive architecture.
Written November 17, 2019
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liverpool1023
London, UK737 contributions
Nov 2019 • Couples
The striking Art Nouveau style of this building make it easily recognisable and the white facade, ornate turrets and decorative roof give it great character. The beautiful design of this building and its history have made it a National Heritage Site and was the first high-rise building in Europe.
Written November 16, 2019
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Andra_travels
Bucharest, Romania9 contributions
Sep 2019 • Family
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
Written September 20, 2019
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Laura C
Rome, Italy19 contributions
Jun 2019 • Family
Very enshanting building in Blaak location, in front of the river, on the ancient haven of Rotterdam
Written June 22, 2019
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Roddy P
Johannesburg, South Africa832 contributions
May 2019 • Friends
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.
Written May 28, 2019
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david n
Manchester, UK3,610 contributions
May 2019 • Couples
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 !
Written May 25, 2019
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia36,137 contributions
Sep 2018 • Couples
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 it would sink so the builders made special plans and sunk 1000 piles into the ground to support the building's weight. Building materials included steel, iron as well as concrete to ensure it was strong enough. To top it all up two of the interior walls were extra thick in order to provide additional strength for the building. Obviously it worked because the building is still there! And it also survived the World War Two heavy German bombing!
Written February 7, 2019
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Flora v
Rotterdam, The Netherlands23 contributions
Sep 2018 • Solo
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.
Written October 2, 2018
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