Rotterdam is the European city with the most extraordinary contemporary architecture. Named the Best City of Europe in 2015 by the Academy of Urbanism, the Dutch city mixes icons of Dutch modernism and contemporary skyscrapers with an astonishing naturalness. After the bombings that the city suffered in World War II, a lot of money was invested for its reconstruction, contacting to it architects of reputation.
As for contemporary architecture, the owners of the city are the MVRDV company, with buildings such as the Markthal, the Kwantes House and the MVRDV House. But other public buildings like the Luchtsingel by Zus, the MAXWAN architects + urbanists Canopies bus station, the Timmerhuis of OMA or the Erasmus University of Paul de Ruiter Architects are equally well-known and important for any lover of architecture and design.
Choose from one of our Rotterdam tours designed for design, urban planning and architecture, or ask one of our architects to prepare a tailor-made itinerary for your visit to Rotterdam. All our guides are professional architects.