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Witte Huis

Geldersekade 1C, 3011 WB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 414 2142
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Art Nouveau Landmark

Witte Huis is very distinctive. When we were looking for it we thought it meant "white house" but... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Philadelphia, PA
Nice to look at

Apparently this was the first sky scraper in Rotterdam and it is now the oldest building due to so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
The Hague, The Netherlands
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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.
  • Excellent37%
  • Very good47%
  • Average13%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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Geldersekade 1C, 3011 WB Rotterdam, The Netherlands
+31 10 414 2142
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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

Thank patraveller2007
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Apparently this was the first sky scraper in Rotterdam and it is now the oldest building due to so many buildings being destroyed during WW2. Sadly it appears to be an office building now. Still really nice to look at. Worth walking past.

Thank ChanaJane3
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Great view of it from CitizenM but you can't get up to the top for the views. Book a full restaurant meal and you may have a chance but advice from the Cafe-bar at the bottom was "private". That's a bit of a shame!

Thank Jock M
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Just beside the Old Harbour, on the southern brink of it, is located this wonderful first skyscraper in Rotterdam. At the times it was built, i.e. in 1898, it has been the tallest office building in Europe and this role it has kept for many...More

1  Thank Oleg Y
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Nice tall old buliding with a great history. Just walked past it and took some photos. Never went inside.

1  Thank Geir-72
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The Witte Huis used to be one of the older hotels in Europe, if I'm not mistaken, it's the older building in Rotterdam that survived WW2.

1  Thank Gustavo M
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Rotterdame is a modern looking city mainly due to its history of having to be rebuilt in the 1940/50s following WW2. Having said that there are some really nice walks to take around the city which take in the local view with the witte huis...More

1  Thank allicook18
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

This house was the tallest high rise at the time it was buildt and represents a focal point of the old harbour in Rotterdam.

1  Thank Thoraveler
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Unique part of Rotterdam having survived the big bombardment in 1940. A long time ago it was the highest office building in Europe, nowadays it is a nice and stil beautiful piece of history near the old harbour

Thank Hendrik70
Reviewed 9 January 2017

This iconic building, close to the "Old Harbour" area and the "Willemsbrug" was built in the waning years of the 19th century. It was indeed the first "skyscraper" in Rotterdam and for a considerable period the tallest office building in Europe. The "Witte Huis" miraculously...More

1  Thank Hendrik_NL
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