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Address: 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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A grand survivor

One of the landmarks for the old harbour. It houses a bar & restaurant on its bottom floor but looks empty above that. Shame really but a nice photo opportunity none the less as... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the landmarks for the old harbour. It houses a bar & restaurant on its bottom floor but looks empty above that. Shame really but a nice photo opportunity none the less as it an iconic building: the first skyscraper in Europe !

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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Special architecture that marks the beginning of the "skyscraper-era" in Europe. Nice building in a very nice area with so much to see!

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Thank Jos J
The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 545 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

This is one of the oldest buildings in Rotterdam, that survived the second world war, not the oldest though. Still as it was built in 1897 it is old and a nice monument to see... also in combination with the newer skyscrapers behind it. When it was built it was the first skyscraper in the Netherland and Europe... however when... More 

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Thank Ronald_jelle
North East
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

Amazing to see obne of the original buildings in Rotterdam as most blitzt in the war sadly I am so impressed taking the husband back to see in May l

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Baudette, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2016

It is a very beautiful place to go it looks like a castle on the inside and outside it is a family fun place to go

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

The white house was one of the main early buildings in Rotterdam before all the new modern sky line arrived, its still a great building to see.

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Holbaek, Denmark
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Stroll around in the old harbour area and have a drink or two - or dinner. Many people and good atmosphere.

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Toronto Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

We could see this beautiful, Art Nouveau building from our hotel and had to explore. Sadly it's mostly empty now, but still worth a look. It's situated near a lot of very modern architecture- and that's something at which Rotterdam excels.

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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

The first sky scraper in Holland is perfect end of a walk trough the old harbour area of Rotterdam. Don't miss the rooftop with a spectaculair view of the river Maas.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

As Rotterdam was almost completely razed in WWII it is great to see a turn of the century art deco building that survived the bombing. Great building with amazing art deco details

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