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Rotterdam's White House (Witte Huis) was the tallest office-building in Europe when it was built in 1898, and one of the few buildings in the center of town that survived the bombing raid on May 14,1940 during World War II.
Geldersekade 1C, 3011 WB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
I was at the top of the White House and the view was marvellous.
It is with the Laurenskerk the only of two buildings who were not totally bombed during WO 2.
I was there on behalf of open monumentendag.
The food was really fantastic, and dessert was good. It made the difference, even if some parts of the organization of the service were not perfect. We went for the surprise 3 dishes (fish option), and both starter and main dish were top.
I’ve been to this restaurant three times and didn’t leave disappointed. Located in the charming Oude Haven, it is already worth the stop to have a drink while appreciating the little channel and old boat-houses around. The menu is very simple, displayed on a black...More
Beautiful building, important for two things. It was the first skyscraper of Europe, and it was used to defend Rotterdam from Nazi invaders. You can still see the bullet holes in the building. You can get a nice photo when visiting the cube houses and...More
At the end of 19th century it was the tallest office building in Europe. Besides that, it was one of few buildings that survived bombing in WWII. In front of it in so called old harbour there is several nice cafes where you can sit...More
The highest office building in Europe for many decades, Witte Huis is a symbol of the old Rotterdam, being one of the very few major buildings to have survived the WW2 bombing. It is located in the Old Harbour (Oude Haven) and it's an absolute...More
The Witte Huis has become my local as it is within distance of my workplace, reasonably priced,has great artisan biers and is next to station blaak,super easy to grab a train or metro afterwards.The terrace is lovely and the staff is always pleasant!
Witte Huis is very distinctive. When we were looking for it we thought it meant "white house" but it is certainly not white. Tallest structure in the area and hard to miss. Used it as a guide for part of our stay to orient us...More