Also make sure to visit the following spots:
– de Markthal
– Central station
– Fenix Food factory -> close to the ss Rotterdam (especialy gezellig on weekends)
– The Euromast (for a nice view over Rotterdam)
– Witte de Withstraat (has many great shops, restaurants and bars)
It’s true, we eurpeans see it differently. There’s plenty of old and gorgeous buildings around here. Many in the same conditions as this one.
And I understand the owners… Reforming such a building is VEEEEEEEERY expensive. It is cheaper, easier, and safer to go ahead and build a new one.
Besides, at least in my country (Spain), you’re obliged by law to mantain the amount of built space in a country property. Meaning, they either reform the existing building, or take it down and build one with the same dimensions, and maybe even in the exact same spot…
And no wonder why they won’t give it away. I wouldn’t!! Would you give away your ancestor’s house? Not only the house, the entire property?? Because it’s not mentioned here, but it probably has huuuge fields.
And would you give it so they can ‘evaluate’ the project and probably decide it’s too expensive to fix all of it, then do a cheap version of a reform, later charging tourists to visit it, not giving you a single euro? Cause that’s usual around here, as sad as it sounds… hahaha
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