De Hef (Koningshavenbrug)

This is definitely the most spectacular lifting bridge in the Netherlands, one of the few still in existence in this country: a masterly example of pure engineering art and skill. When the railway tunnel underneath the Maas River was completed, the De Hef bridge became superfluous, but it was preserved as a national monument. Photo: Ossip van Duivenbode.

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Markthal Tours

Guided tours of this remarkable sight are possible, during which you’ll visit the highlights of the building, including one of the apartments, the logistic centre and of course, the market itself!
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Statue of Erasmus

The statue of Desiderius Erasmus is the oldest statue in the Netherlands. It stands in Grote Kerkplein, just a stone s throw from the Laurenskerk. Desiderius Erasmus was a famous Renaissance humanist, theologian and philosopher who was born in Rotterdam around 1468.
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De Markthal

You'll find an indoor market hall in various world-class cities, but the combination with luxury housing makes Rotterdam's Markthal the first of its kind. The apartments are draped over the food market in a horseshoe configuration. The Markthal has about 100 fresh food stands, nearly 15 food shops and various restaurants, with a supermarket and a four-level underground car park below. As you wander amongst the market stands, look up to enjoy the massive artwork sprawling across the ceiling: the 'Horn of Plenty' by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam.
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