Two High Towers

Rooftops WTC Rotterdam (Beursplein 37) and Hofpoort (entrance at Parking Hofpoort at Couwenburg)

Starting point WTC Rotterdam

Restrictions Minimum age is 15; flat shoes are compulsory; it is important to be able to walk well and not to be afraid of heights. 

Make sure to be on time at the various locations on your route. Check your ticket for the times and locations.

About the programme

Do you like wide views and high rooftops? Then book this short route in the city centre where you will visit two of the tallest towers in Rotterdam.

The Hofpoort is the 95-metre-high former Shell office building at Hofplein. The Hofpoort was built between 1973 and 1976 to the design of architect Piet Zanstra (ZZDP Architecten) and was then called Shell Building II. Hofplein 19 was Shell Building I at the time. In 2025-2016, the building was completely renovated and renamed Hofpoort, after one of the ten city gates in 16th-century Rotterdam. The view from the roof of the Hofpoort is phenomenal: all of Rotterdam city centre is at your feet, and in good weather conditions you can see as far as The Hague and beyond from the other side of the rooftop!

World Trade Center Rotterdam has existed since 1936. In 1928, architect J.F. Staal won a competition for his design and built the multifunctional Beursgebouw in the style of Nieuwe Bouwen – an architectural movement that started in the 1920s. Because of its monumental character, which is far removed from the aforementioned style, the entrance is quite the eye-catcher.

In 1984, the construction of the well-known high-rise began – right on top of the existing low-rise building from the 1930s. Queen Beatrix opened the renewed building block in 1987 under the name of Beurs – World Trade Center. In 2014, it was finally given its current name: World Trade Center Rotterdam. From the 93-metre-high rooftop, which we will visit during the tour, you have an amazing view of the city and can also admire the historic WTC rooftops and our Rooftop Walk from above.