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Rotterdam Architecture Tours

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

post updated 1 March 2022

Rotterdam Architecture Walking Tours

Contact us for a walking guide in The Netherlands: [email protected]

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 South Holland please contact e-architect.

MVRDV House Rotterdam:
MVRDV House Rotterdam Architecture Tours
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 in this Dutch city 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.

Also woth a visit are the stunning Markthal by MVRDV, Timmerhuis project by OMA, the new Central Station, Alsop’s CalypSO apartment building and the 150.000m2 ‘vertical city’ De Rotterdam by OMA.

De Rotterdam by Dutch architects OMA:
De Rotterdam Architecture Tours
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 and 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 Walking Tours

Rotterdam Architectural 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.

Architecture in Rotterdam : key buildings in this major Dutch city

Rotterdam Architectural 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 building design by MVRDV Architects in the city centre:
Markthal Rotterdam Architecture Tours
photo © Ossip van Duivenbode

If our tour inspires you to stay in Rotterdam for longer, or even to move here, make sure you book your accommodation beforehand on HousingAnywhere.

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Recent Rotterdam Buildings

Beukenhof Auditorium and Crematorium
Design: Asymptote Architecture
Beukenhof Auditorium Building
image from Asymptote Architecture
Beukenhof Auditorium and Crematorium

Theatre Spijkenisse
Design: UNStudio
Theatre Spijkenisse Building
image : UNStudio
Theatre Spijkenisse

Eneco Headquarter building – interior design
Design: Hofman Dujardin Architects in collaboration with Fokkema&Partners
Eneco Headquarter Rotterdam

New Orleans – building
Design: Alvaro Siza architect
The New Orleans building

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