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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.
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Geldersekade 1C, 3011 WB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Flora V
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

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.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank ricardovares
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed 6 August 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank gcordovas
Reviewed 13 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 25 April 2018

Learned that this was one of the first buildings in Europe to be decked with lighting and elevators.... but I haven't researched that to see if it is really true!!

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Ken T
Reviewed 19 September 2017

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

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank Vladimir1998
Reviewed 20 July 2017

An interesting building, great for photographs (especially taken from across the Old Harbour, for a reflection in the water).

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Carmen A
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

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!

Date of experience: June 2017
2  Thank LOLANetherlands
Reviewed 26 June 2017

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

Date of experience: June 2017
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