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Witte Huis

Geldersekade 1C, 3011 WB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 414 2142
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On of the symbols of Old Rotterdam

At the end of 19th century it was the tallest office building in Europe. Besides that, it was one... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Danijela A
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Belgrade, Serbia
VERY HISTORICAL BUILDING.. TALLEST SKYSCRAPER IN EUROPE AT ONE TIME

Learned that this was one of the first buildings in Europe to be decked with lighting and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Ken T
,
La Grange, Illinois
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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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  • Very good51%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Geldersekade 1C, 3011 WB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Danijela A
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Learned that this was one of the first buildings in Europe to be decked with lighting and elevators.... but I haven't researched that to see if it is really true!!

Thank Ken T
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Reviewed 19 September 2017

The highest office building in Europe for many decades, Witte Huis is a symbol of the old Rotterdam, being one of the very few major buildings to have survived the WW2 bombing. It is located in the Old Harbour (Oude Haven) and it's an absolute...More

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Reviewed 20 July 2017

An interesting building, great for photographs (especially taken from across the Old Harbour, for a reflection in the water).

Thank Carmen A
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Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

The Witte Huis has become my local as it is within distance of my workplace, reasonably priced,has great artisan biers and is next to station blaak,super easy to grab a train or metro afterwards.The terrace is lovely and the staff is always pleasant!

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Reviewed 26 June 2017

Witte Huis is very distinctive. When we were looking for it we thought it meant "white house" but it is certainly not white. Tallest structure in the area and hard to miss. Used it as a guide for part of our stay to orient us...More

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Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Apparently this was the first sky scraper in Rotterdam and it is now the oldest building due to so many buildings being destroyed during WW2. Sadly it appears to be an office building now. Still really nice to look at. Worth walking past.

Thank ChanaJane3
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

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
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Reviewed 9 April 2017

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...More

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Reviewed 7 April 2017

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

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