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Rotterdam Town Hall Interior Dreams

Today I’m going to talk about the Rotterdam Town Hall and its Interior Dreams. As some of you may know we are currently on holiday in Holland. I have thoroughly enjoyed this trip for many reasons. This is our 2nd year here and this year we have been much more daring. We have really wanted to embrace the county that we have fallen in love with and we have made it our mission to explore more this year. Now that the twins are a bit older its much easier to get out and about without the double buggy which we have found fabulous. On Tuesday it very overcast day and we decided to venture out and away from the comfort of our caravan and camp site. Hubby being the avid photographer decided that we should spend the day in Rotterdam. We arrived into Rotterdam Port last year but never spent any time in the City until this trip.

Rotterdam Town Hall 

We actually had no plan in place on the day we travelled to Rotterdam. I always find days like these turn out to be the best. Walking across a road I spotted a wedding car and looked up to see a gorgeous building in front of us. Having been married at our local City Hall I assumed that this was, in fact, the Rotterdam Town Hall. I was correct and we decided to venture inside this magnificent building to see the interior. Rotterdam’s City Hall is one of the few old buildings left in the centre of the city and it was built between 1914 and 1920. You can only view the Foyer and Courtyard without a guide but to be honest, we were blown away with this area and that was all we needed to see. The listed building in Beaux Art style with Byzantine, Roman and Art Deco influences. In the centre of the building is a courtyard complete with fountain and highly maintained garden areas. This can be reached from the street through a pillared walkway or by coming through the main Town Hall doors.

Like any Town Hall it has security walking around, they made us feel very at ease and allowed us to take pictures. The main Foyer was exquisite. The doomed ceiling was breathtaking and not like anything that I had seen before. Large marble floors adorned the ground floor and looking up you can see vast balustrades which are circular and fit just under the outer edges of the dome. The Major has his offices on First Floor of the building just behind the bannisters. Large statues can be found on the ground floor of the building, all truly magnificent in size and design.

Rotterdam Town Hall Interior Dreams

Rotterdam Town Hall

 

Rotterdam Town Hall

Rotterdam Town Hall

Rotterdam Town Hall

Rotterdam Town Hall

Rotterdam Town Hall

Rotterdam Town Hall

Rotterdam Town Hall

Rotterdam Town Hall

Rotterdam Town Hall

 

I think you can see now why we were so drawn to this building. The Architecture is something else and the thought and design and attention to detailing were truly magnificent to see.

Have you ever been to Rotterdam or Holland itself?

 

 

Rotterdam town hall

 

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21 Comments

  • Reply Gareth Torrance

    Whenever I think of Rotterdam, I think of that Beautiful South song… But I have to say, that Town Hall is amazing to behold!

    13th July 2017 at 8:19 am
  • Reply Natasha Mairs

    I am loving the ceiling in this Town Hall, looks amazing! And the outside looks really pretty too

    13th July 2017 at 10:26 am
  • Reply Rhian Westbury

    The town hall looks stunning, Rotterdam isn’t somewhere I’d automatically think about going but looks beautiful x

    13th July 2017 at 10:41 am
  • Reply Jenni

    I’ve never been to Rotterdam or Holland, but it sounds like a lovely place. The Rotterdam town hall looks stunning

    13th July 2017 at 2:15 pm
  • Reply Jess

    Oh my gosh just look at those ivy walls! I won’t lie, I’d be straight over there to snap some outfit photos for my blog haha. I love ivy walls.

    13th July 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Becca Talbot

    I’ve not been to Rotterdam, but I have been to the Netherlands – three guesses where.. *rolls eyes* Absolutely love this building though, it’s beautiful! x

    13th July 2017 at 2:43 pm
  • Reply Lauretta at Home and Horizon

    What a beautiful place! Holland is on the top of my must visit places. I cant wait to explore.

    14th July 2017 at 4:50 am
  • Reply Angela Milnes

    The gardens are beautiful and so so lovely. I think this town hall is gorgeous. Thanks for sharing your experience and photos.

    14th July 2017 at 5:33 am
  • Reply Danielle

    Wow, what a stunning building. It puts Manchester town hall to shame for sure.

    14th July 2017 at 10:46 am
  • Reply Ashleigh Dougherty

    It looks gorgeous here! I wish more places like this existed near where I live 🙂

    14th July 2017 at 12:02 pm
  • Reply Stephanie Merry

    What a gorgeous building and the gardens are beautiful too! x

    14th July 2017 at 12:23 pm
  • Reply Baby Isabella

    Rotterdam Town Hall is absolutely stunning inside! Its like something out of a fairytale. The gardens are beautiful too and would make a wonderful backdrop for photos x

    14th July 2017 at 3:25 pm
  • Reply danasia fantastic

    Omg the ivy on the exterior alone is making me swoon! This place is absolutely gorgeous!

    14th July 2017 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Kira

    Wow! That is the most beautiful town hall I have ever seen!

    14th July 2017 at 10:06 pm
  • Reply Leah Lander-Shafik

    Every time I hear Rotterdam I hear the song… I’m humming it as I write this. It looks stunning.

    14th July 2017 at 11:02 pm
  • Reply Jen

    My parents went to Rotterdam when I was very young, but I still remember all the photos they showed me. I was fascinated then, and your beautiful post shows me that it is indeed what I recall. Wonderful.

    15th July 2017 at 10:01 am
  • Reply nicol

    oh my gosh. the exterior. its absolutely stunning. i would take all the photos!

    15th July 2017 at 11:17 pm
  • Reply Ana De- Jesus

    I agree that the architecture is an interior designers dream. I love the attention to detail and I can imagine hosting a grand ball there x

    16th July 2017 at 3:42 pm
  • Reply Ayesha Farhad

    OMG! I am absolutely drawn to those Ivy walls! SO breathtakingly beautiful!

    17th July 2017 at 12:53 am
  • Reply Yaya

    I can definitely see why this building was calling you. I’ve never been, but I would love to see such a stunning sight. x

    17th July 2017 at 10:09 am
  • Reply Evelina

    What a beautiful place! I’ve never been to Holland or Rotterdam but I would absolutely to visit it.

    17th July 2017 at 9:04 pm
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