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
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?