Address Wilhelminakade 332
Las Palmas (1953), the former workshop building of the Holland America Line on the Wilhelminapier, was completely restored in 2007 under the supervision of architectural firm Benthem Crouwel. During this restoration, a sort of penthouse was added to the roof: an office that seems to float, supported only by thin columns. In the building itself – which, among other things, houses the Dutch Photo Museum – the industrial atmosphere has been preserved. The car lift, too, is a reminder of the past. There are strict rules on the Kop van Zuid in terms of building height and ‘sightlines’. That’s why you have an unobstructed view of the Maashaven and Rijnhaven from this rooftop, despite the surrounding high-rise buildings.