Walk West

West Walk is a highly recommended part of your journey to discover and get to know Rotterdam. The West Side is an area of rapid transformation and development. Residential, business and cultural projects take over former industrial harbours, while the Port of Rotterdam moves westwards. The tour starts close to the iconic Euromast tower and leads you through a rich variety of residential typologies mixed with IT, media and educational compounds, renovated industrial monuments and highly sustainable projects like the wooden 50-meter high SAWA housing tower that is now under construction. Your guide will introduce you to the Kroon and OASE community –  temporary grounds for creative and sustainable practices, the Tiny houses village, the BUURMAN circular shop. We get a glimpse of the picturesque medieval harbour Delfshaven – the departure port of the Pilgrim Fathers in 1620. We cross part of the 1,2 km green oasis – the Roof Park. The tour proceeds through the M4Haven – a rough industrial area growing into a district of makers, doers and thinkers, a cluster of pioneering and innovative practices. On our way there is an impressive collection of street art, sustainable landscape test sites like the Sponge Garden and the Tidal park and the open art collection of Atelier Van Lieshout. The walk ends by the first Floating Cow Farm in the world! The tour is led by local architects.

Official tour language – English. Dutch, Spanish, French and German – only for group or private tour, upon request.