ROTTERDAM: The Euromast, a proud member of the World Federation of Great Towers

The Euromast, an observation tower built between 1958 and 1960, stands tall in the port city of Rotterdam in South Holland. Designed by Hugh Maaskant, it was constructed for the international flower exhibition and garden festival held every 10 years in the Netherlands. 185 meters in height, including the space tower added on top of the building in 1970, the Euromast is the tallest structure in Rotterdam and is a proud member of the World Federation of Great Towers, an association of international monuments.

The Euromast
The Euromast
My grandma and I standing by the Euromast
My grandma and I standing by the Euromast

I really like visiting tall structures, climbing to the top and getting good panoramic views of a city or any place. The feeling is great, and it’s fascinating to see the houses or trees look like little Lego pieces! I was lucky to have been on top of the Euromast and drink a hot cup of coffee in one of the cafes there, courtesy of my aunt and uncle. The views were spectacular! One could feel the building moving though, which was pretty scary for me, but yeah! Conquer your fears!

The Tower also features abseiling and rope sliding, as well as a Space-Adventure with audio-visual simulation. It is also possible to stay on the tower overnight in one of its luxury suites. Lastly, it has a souvenir shop!

Me on the Euromast
Me on the Euromast
A panorama of Rotterdam
A panorama of Rotterdam
Brrr...
Brrr…
View from the Euromast
View from the Euromast
View from the Euromast
View from the Euromast
View from the Euromast
View from the Euromast
View from the Euromast
View from the Euromast
Having coffee at the Euromast
Having coffee at the Euromast
Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Rotterdam
Rotterdam

Rotterdam is a very modernized and industrialized city! Would love to visit there again… on a sunny and bright day next time, perhaps? 😀 Up next.. I’m jumping from modern structures to cultural and traditional ones. My aunt and uncle thoughtfully brought us on a tour to the Kinderdijk — yes, where the windmills are! ❤

View from the Euromast
View from the Euromast

 

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