The White House

White House - Witte Huis in Rotterdam

White House - Witte Huis in RotterdamThe White House was one of the few buildings that survived the bombardment in 1940, which destroyed the city completely. When it was built in 1898, the White House was the first high-rise building in Europe. At that time buildings where constructed with traditional bearing walls. Because of this, the walls at the cellars are 1,4 m thick. Towards the top, where they bear less weight, they are 40 cm thick.
With a height of 45 m, this 11 story building was very popular with the locals. They enjoyed a beautiful view from the platform on the roof which was open to the public.

View location in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

The White House was one of the few buildings that survived the bombardment in 1940, which destroyed the city completely. When it was built...

The Cube Houses in Rotterdam

fantastic buildings in Rotterdam


beautiful Cubes in Rotterdam


exceptional buildings in Rotterdam


The Cube Houses in Rotterdam

Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cube houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degrees, contain 3 floors and have a total area of 100 square metres. The concept behind these cubes is that Piet Blom tries to create a forest with each cube representing a tree, therefore the whole village becomes a forest.

If you wish to see how they look on the inside you can visit one of the houses which is open for visitors. It's also possible to rent an apartment for your holiday in a cube house.

Location: Overblaak 70, 3011 MH Rotterdam, the Netherlands.


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Designed by Piet Blom in 1984, the cube houses are one of the most famous buildings in the world. The 32 houses are tilted 45 degr...

Kinderdijk, A UNESCO World Heritage Site

windmills of a UNESCO World Heritage Site


beautiful windmills next to a river


old windmill in the Netherlands


beautiful old windmill in the Netherlands


old windmill on a UNESCO World Heritage Site

The 19 windmills in Kinderdijk are one of the best known sights in the Netherlands. They were constructed around 1740 to drain the excess water from the Alblasserwaard polders. From the late 19th century this job has been taken over by electric pumps. In 1997 the windmills of Kinderdijk were placed on the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
If the wind is strong enough you can see the mills in action on Saturdays in Juli and August. The visitor mill is open from the beginning of May until the end of October.


Location: Molenkade Nederwaard, Kinderdijk, the Netherlands.


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The 19 windmills in Kinderdijk are one of the best known sights in the Netherlands. They were constructed around 1740 to drain ...

View from the Citadel of Namur

Beautiful view from the top of the Citadel in Namur.

View from the Citadel

centre of Namur centre of Namur


View from the Citadel

Jambes Bridge Jambes bridge


View from the Citadel


View location in Namur, Belgium.

Beautiful view from the top of the Citadel in Namur . centre of Namur Jambes bridge View location in Namur, Belgium.

The Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of Namur

Citadel of NamurThe Citadel of Namur is a mighty fortress located on the hill at the confluence of the Samber and the Meuse. This site was first used by the Romans, who had a fortified outlook post here in the 3rd and 4th century, later the Counts of Namur built their castle here.

Between 1542 and 1555 a complete new Citadel was constructed by Charles V of Habsburg. During the following centuries the Citadel was several times besieged, more fortifications were added and it became one of the largest fortified constructions in Europe.

The Citadel of Namur is a mighty fortress located on the hill at the confluence of the Samber and the Meuse. This site was fi...

Namur

Namur is the capital of the province of Namur in Belgium. It is located in the Ardennes at the confluence of the Samber and the Meuse rivers. The most important and popular sight is the Citadel, one of Europe's largest fortresses.

The Citadel of Namur

The Citadel of Namur

Statue of King Albert I Statue of King Albert I


Saint-Aubain CathedralSaint-Aubain Cathedral


Old Stock Market Old stock exchange on the Place d'Armes



Hall Al'Chair Hall Al'Chair, archaeological museum


Djoseph and Franchwes"Djoseph and Franchwes" made by Jean Legrand


Belfry Tower Belfry tower


Street Namur

Marie-Spilar Tower Marie-Spilar tower


Rue Bas de la Place Rue Bas de la Place


The Royal Theatre The Royal Theatre of Namur


Meuse River View of the Meuse river


Samber River The Samber river with the Citadel on the right bank

Namur is the capital of the province of Namur in Belgium. It is located in the Ardennes at the confluence of the Samber and the Meuse rivers...