Rotterdam Architecture Tours: Dutch Walking Guide

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Dutch Architecture Guides – Exclusive Building Walks in Holland tailor made for Groups

page updated 21 Aug 2018

Rotterdam Walking Tours

Contact us for a walking guide in The Netherlands:

Rotterdam Architecture Tour: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Rotterdam guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Netherlands are all exclusive to each client.

De Rotterdam Building
photo courtesy of OMA; photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

Should you be planning an architectural trip to Holland please contact e-architect.

MVRDV House Rotterdam
MVRDV House Rotterdam
photograph © Ossip van Duivenbode

Rotterdam Architecture – Introduction

Rotterdam is the second largest Dutch city and not only the major port in The Netherlands but by far the biggest port in Europe. It is located in the west of the country, close to the North Sea. The city has a wealth of good contemporary architecture, all possible to visit on our Rotterdam Architecture Tours.

Timmerhuis in Rotterdam building design by OMA
Timmerhuis Rotterdam Building
image courtesy of OMA; photography by Sebastian van Damme

Key buildings are Timmerhuis, MVRDV House, The New Orleans building, Kunsthal Rotterdam, De Rotterdam, B Tower, Nieuwe Luxor Theater, The Red Apple (Wijnhaven Island) and the Didden Village.

The Kuip football station has been put on a complete hold as has the Coolsingel project. But the Timmerhuis project by OMA is under construction, the Markthal by MVRDV reached top out, the new Central Station had its soft opening, Alsop’s CalypSO appartment buidling is completed and so is the 150.000m2 ‘vertical city’ De Rotterdam by OMA.

De Rotterdam by OMA:
De Rotterdam Architecture
image courtesy of OMA; photography by Ossip van Duivenbode

Famous architects with buildings in the city include OMA, Alvaro Siza, MVRDV, UNStudio, Mecanoo, Wiel Arets Architects, Bolles + Wilson and Erick van Egeraat. Other key architects with work in the city include KCAP Architects&Planners, Atelier Kempe Thill, Claus en Kaan Architecten, Zwarts & Jansma, Monolab Architects, casanova+hernandez architecten, van Bergen Kolpa Architecten, Hans Moor Architects, PEÑA architecture & AFARAI.

Book Mountain Rotterdam building design by architects MVRDV

Please note our architecture tour guide for the city can also take visitors to see the major buildings in Delft, a city slightly to the north with a strong range of contemporary architecture including designs by Mecanoo.

Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tours

Rotterdam Architecture Tours can focus on traditional buildings, contemporary buildings or both. We can provide information to build up a good programme, for example if your group is interested in Dutch office buildings we can assist with advising where the key projects are ahead of their visit to Holland.

Rotterdam Architecture Tours : key buildings in the city

Rotterdam Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your Dutch architectural tour:
mob. +44 (0)7952 149814 / isabelle(at)

Payment must be sent prior to your Dutch architectural tour in order to engage the guide / guides.


Oct 17, 2016

I just wanted to say thank you for being such great guides. The two of you were very knowledgeable and were able to answer all the architects taxing questions.

Again, many thanks,

Danielle Mittee
for MSMR Architects

Markthal Rotterdam
photo © Ossip van Duivenbode

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Recent Rotterdam Buildings

Eneco Headquarter building – interior design
Design: Hofman Dujardin Architects in collaboration with Fokkema&Partners
Eneco Offices Building
photo : Maarten Laupman

Eneco Headquarter Rotterdam

New Orleans – building
Design: Alvaro Siza architect
New Orleans Tower Rotterdam
photo © Ton Hermans, Rotterdam

The New Orleans building

Dutch Architects

Rotterdam Architecture

Rotterdam Building Tours : Photographs of key buildings aroud the city
Maastoren Rotterdam
photo © Ton Hermans

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Rotterdam Architecture Studios

Dutch architect – Rem Koolhaas

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