Calais to Amsterdam
Ouddorp to Rotterdam (34 Miles)
Rotterdam is known in the Netherlands and abroad as city of great architecture, thanks to its modern and daring constructions. Within just a couple of square kilometres in the city centre, you can get a complete overview of imposing architecture from the 20th and 21st centuries. From striking pre-war buildings like the City Hall, the Van Nelle factory and the Witte Huis (the first skyscraper in Europe) to the famous Cube Houses designed by Piet Blom, the Erasmus Bridge by Ben van Berkel to innovative architecture from the 21st century like De Rotterdam by OMA (Rem Koolhaas) and the Market Hall by MVRDV. This juxtaposition of old and new generates the unique Rotterdam atmosphere – and the city is still a work in progress, where new buildings continue to rise. This skyline has no competition in the Netherlands.