Rotterdam#4 - Oude Haven (I) by ewhchow

The Oude Haven is one of the oldest harbours of Rotterdam. Probably the first jetty was established here around 1350. About 1900 the Port of Rotterdam was largely based around the Oude Haven and the Boompjes at the river. The area were completely destroyed because of the bombardment of May 1940 and only a few buildings did survive. The characteristic and historic Oude Haven (Old Harbour) attracts many tourists and students. In the summer the Oude Haven is one of the most popular areas for a terrace. Most bars and terraces are situated in front of the iconic Witte Huis that have a great view over the Oude Haven. During the summer evenings the Oude Haven really comes alive when the terraces with crowded terraces. []

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