Rotterdam - city of architecture

Rotterdam - city of architecture

Home to Europe’s largest port and The Netherlands’ second largest city, Rotterdam is a very multicultural city, with a beautiful industrial design. The city is characterized by many ethnic groups from North Africa, Turkey and the former Dutch colonies. The city is located on the banks of the beautiful river Nieuwe Maas. Although Rotterdam does not have many historical sights left due to bombings during the World War II, the city hosts many attractions for visitors, such as museums and cultural entertainment. Most remarkable museums in Rotterdam include the Boijimans-van Beuningen Museum, the Netherlands Architecture Institute Museum, the History Museum and the Folk Art Museum. Rotterdam was almost completely destroyed in the World War II. After the war the city has been rebuilt and has now many architecturally interesting buildings to explore. Many of them are located near the railway station Blaak. See the romantic Oude Haven (Old Harbour) of Rotterdam with its small cafes, boats and restaurants. Here you’ll find also, The White House (Dutch: Het Witte Huis), the oldest skyscraper in Europe. Visit amazing places like Delfshaven, Rotterdam Centraal Station, The Markthal, Kubuswoning, De Oude Haven, Nieuwe Maas, Erasmus Bridge, The Wilheimina Pier, Rijnhaven Bridge, Katendracht, and much more.

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Roger & Paula Berk


We are Roger & Paula Berk, a husband and wife photography team based in the Netherlands. For us travel photography is the most challenging and rewarding form of photography. Every capture is unique, every trip a new adventure, every encounter a new friendship, every culture a new experience. We capture the beauty, essence and diversity from around the world. With the ability to capture those moments is a gift and we love sharing that gift with others. As a husband and wife team, photography has always been a major part of our lives. Photography has been our hobby and our life-long passion. Our travels take us all over the world, and this is reflected in our photos.

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