Witte Huis

Rotterdam, Netherlands | C.1898

Photo Credit: Christien Michaels

Rotterdam’s Art-Nouveau style Witte Huis (or White House) was built in 1898. The building stands 43 meters (141 feet) tall and is the first hoogbouw (literally: high-rise building) in Europe at 10 stories high. “Storied” is the perfect word for this building, as it’s an apt adjective to apply well to its history, too! Witte Huis was one of the only buildings in central Rotterdam that survived Germany’s bombing campaigns during WWII. Oh, if those ten floors could talk…

Written By: Ellie Hoffman

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