Address: Wilhelminakade 332
This rooftop is wheelchair accessible
Las Palmas was built in 1953 as a workshop building for the Holland America Line. An eye-catching penthouse was built on top of the building in 2008, which seems to hover above thin columns. This means that the roof of the original building is covered. Yet, it offers an unobstructed view of the Nieuwe Maas and the Rijnhaven in both directions, as well as of the banks and the skyline.
Las Palmas is home to the Nederlands Fotomuseum (Dutch Photo Museum). From 24 May onwards, restored photographs by popular photographer Ed van der Elsken will be exhibited there. With the help of crowdfunding, among other things, the museum has been able to save Ed’s colourful slides from a mouldy end. During the Rotterdamse Dakendagen (Rotterdam Rooftop Days), visitors will be able to get a preview of this exhibition on the roof.
Up until 30 June, you will receive a 50% discount on a ticket for the Nederlands Fotomuseum, by showing your “Dakpas” (Rooftop Pass).
Photo credit: Studio van Damme