Woman Tour Rotterdam (VLTH203)

Rotterdam, city of 'no words, but deeds', harbor barons, the bombing, the largest port in Europe and a lot of industry.

The tour

Rotterdam, city of 'no words, but deeds', harbor barons, the bombing, the largest port in Europe and a lot of industry. A real city for men, you would say. But here too there have been women who have changed course, who were straightforward, always had an alternative available and were good at their profession. The city lives with and from the water. Innovative solutions are devised. There are hardly any old buildings in the center, but that is one of the reasons why the architecture always surprises and you are surrounded by art, both on the street and on all kinds of buildings.

    Nancy was the driving force behind the metro, De Doelen and Europoort.
    Discipline and hard work was what Albertje always hammered at her students during dance lessons.
    'If the men fail, I'll raise my children myself. And earn a living and help the city rebuild, 'Lotte thought.

Three examples of women who rolled up their sleeves and gave the city color and substance.

The route

The city lives with and from the water. Innovative solutions are devised. This can be seen in the center, where there are hardly any old buildings, but the contemporary architecture surprises every time. Wherever you look is art: sculptures around you, murals on buildings and innovative design of public space.

There are two routes, a walking route and a bicycle route. The routes go through other places. So other women are also discussed.

During the walk we stay in the city center. We discuss and examine how the city is structured and what role women play in it. We also get to see very diverse highlights, for example both the stilt houses and the town hall. A maximum of 15 people can join.

During the bike ride we head towards the old port area and have a view of the Euromast. We continue our way through the green part of the West and end in the center. For example, the women here played an important role in trade, but also in culture. A maximum of 10 people can join.