New Rotterdam South Bank momentum
Until a few years ago, the Nieuwe Maas river was a natural city border for most residents of the North Bank (and for tourists!). But that is past tense.
In this southern city area many interesting developments take place. After first revitalizing the Wilhelmina Pier, now the Katendrecht district is on the rise. The Rotterdam South Bank definitely has gained a new momentum. Watching the future plans for the entire area, we can speak of an exciting progress.
‘Best in Travel 2016’ reasons
Would Rotterdam have gotten a Lonely Planet recognition, without its attractions below the river? Would it be called ‘one of Europe’s most exhilarating cities right now’? Who can tell.
Southern venues like the ‘Art Nouveau showpiece Hotel New York‘, the ‘hit pumpin’ club Maassilo‘, and the ‘vertical city De Rotterdam‘ proved to be special reasons for Lonely Planet’s ‘Best in Travel 2016’ appreciation. That’s for sure.
Clinton Library icon
Redeveloping an area is more than creating an ensemble of beautiful buildings and picturesque restaurants. That is why mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb pleads for a strong combination of education, employment, and housing.
One of his South Bank visions is a Clinton Library-like city icon. A major attractive building, with a great significance for the people who live there.
Younger generations embracing the sparkle
The Rotterdam South Bank is a great source of new city developments. Especially younger generations already embraced the sparkle of the South. They enhance the optimistic atmosphere. This unique part of the city deserves a lot of attention. With great pleasure, we will blog about the South Bank frequently, the coming years.
The Nieuwe Maas is not a dividing line anymore. In our opinion, nowadays the river is like city super glue. Ceaselessly connecting two vibrant parts of Rotterdam.