FOOD AND ARCHITECTURE IN ROTTERDAM

Whenever you hear Rotterdam, then every other tourist attraction should hide when it comes to architectural structures and buildings. Rotterdam is a city blessed with Architectural works that will keep you wondering if someone ever did this. Words can give you the real feeling unless you visit this points listed below and you will come back to thank me for writing on this.

MARKTHAL

The Rotterdam Markthal is the first indoor market hall in the world that has the combination of market hall and luxury housing. The apartments in Markthal are draped over the food market in a configuration similar to the horseshoe. There is about 100 fresh food stands in Markthal and it also has 15 food shops. The restaurants in the indoor market hall are also much and the supermarket is where you need to grab up a gift before leaving Rotterdam. One of the reasons why Markthal is unique is the underground car park. The massive artwork that sprawls across the ceiling is also pleasing to the eye. Rotterdam Markthal has been referred to as the Dutch version of the Sistine Chapel. Tijdtrap is also included in the market which is an exhibition of archaeological findings from medieval Rotterdam that was collected during the construction of the Mrkthal. These archaeological collections can be seen for free.

MARITIME MUSEUM

Literally meaning Maritime Museum Netherlands is one of the existing Maritime museums across the globe; the Maritime Museum Rotterdam is where you will discover the enormous effect of shipping on our everyday life. This museum was founded by a Dutch named Prince Henry in the year 1924 and is dedicated to the naval history and it houses a collection of 850,000 objects of maritime history for about six centuries. Very close to the museum is the Maritime Museum Harbor that was merged with the museum in the year 2014.  This harbor is also a must visit point in Rotterdam as you will be exposed to collections of cranes and historic vessels that are maintained in good and proper working condition.

ERASMUSNBURG

Don’t get tired of seeing great architectural works at Rotterdam. The Erasmusnburg is another great work of architecture that connects the North and south of a city. To clear doubts, Erasmusnburg is the second largest bridge in The Netherlands and is referred to as a combined cable-stayed and bascule bridge located in the center of Rotterdam connecting North Rotterdam to South Rotterdam. In English, the bridge is called the Erasmus Bridge and it was named after a prominent Christian renaissance humanist “Desiderius Erasmus” also known as Erasmus of Rotterdam. The bridge is about 802 meters long and 38.3 meters wide. It was completed in 1996 and was designed by Ben Van Berkel. The bridge is nicknamed “Swan” because of the pale blue pylon and a horizontal base.

OCEANIUM

In the Diergaarede Zoo in Rotterdam lies one of the amazing points in the world. Oceanium is a public aquarium located in the expansion area of the zoo. Oceanium is the biggest project in the zoo since it was opened. Areas around the Oceanium are the home of projects that depict the Americans. Aside from tourism, the Oceanium is serving as a home to scientific research into the conservation of corals. Oceanium is just a water world in Rotterdam where you will have an exciting journey through all kind of water-related organism, the 26-meter long walk through the long acrylic tunnel with the eyes up will make you see sharks, barracudas, sea turtles and other water animals swimming above your head. This Oceanium in Rotterdam was finished off with cold regions of the Falkland Island which is the home of the beautiful King penguin.

CUBE HOUSES

Wonders in Rotterdam will never end, this is another architectural work that will keep you wondering if these buildings are probably part of the wonders of God. The cubic house in Rotterdam is a curious and magnificent architectural wonder in Rotterdam and it was conceived and constructed in the 1970s by a renowned architect Piet Blom. The house was a result of the question town planners asked Blo, on how he could solve the dilemma of building houses on Pedestrian bridges and Blom chose to repeat this design in Rotterdam having done something similar before. Structurally the cubes in the cube house are sited in a tilted form on a hexagonal pole, these houses are made of concrete pillar and floors, but it has touches of a wooden frame. The cube houses are divided into three level accesses with a small staircase to take one through the house. The lower level of the building is for the living room and it is a triangular area, the middle is for bathing and sleeping and the peak is for another bedroom.