I’m still taking you on an archive tour of Rotterdam. Himself and I managed a few kid-free weekends last summer and decided to have a tour of Rotterdam as part of one of them.
We’ve just been to the Maritime Museum, and now the coach has arrived at the Euro Mast.
Designed by Hugh Maaskrant, it was built for the 1960 Floriade. ( The Floriade is a huge exhibition held once every 10 years in a different location in the Netherlands) the observation platform and restaurant area is 96 meters (315 feet) above ground level.
In 1970 the “Space Tower” was added to the top of the building , taking the total height to 186 meters (558 feet) making it the tallest building in Rotterdam.
The views are stunning, you can see out towards the vast harbours in the distance, and the amazing mix of architecture that defines Rotterdam is quickly apparent.
I’ve tried to take enough shots to give you a panoramic view, Yes there is a Asian styled building below us, I believe it’s a Chinese restaurant, and right next to it the dock where we first boarded our boat for the boat tour earlier in the day.
There are even people picnicking in the park far below. Sadly the restaurant on the observation deck was closed, it would be fabulous to have had an evening dinner there, looking out over the lights and water of the city.