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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Naum Gabo

This 40-ton, 26.2-metre steel artwork beside De Bijenkorf department store was an ideological contribution to constructivism , as Gabo put it. Despite its heavy mass, the sculpture conveys an impression of weightlessness.
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Santa Claus

Controversial and conspicuous, the Santa Claus sculpture – known colloquially as the ‘Buttplug Gnome’ – is the bronze symbol of Western consumerism. It stands on Eendrachtsplein in plain view of local shoppers. P. McCarthy (2001)
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De Hofbogen

In the arches under the old railway viaduct, you’ll now find approximately 2 kilometres of design, fashion and food & drinks. Dozens of creative entrepreneurs have settled here.
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