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‘’Rotterdam Central Rotterdam wall decoration - Walljar
Station Rotterdam Central Station is the central station of Rotterdam. Rotterdam Central Station is one of the busiest stations in the Netherlands. The station is also called the international gateway of Rotterdam. An average of 170,000 travellers pass through it every day. With the painting of Rotterdam Central on the wall you can enjoy one of the architectural icons of Rotterdam. Show that you appreciate Rotterdam with a beautiful photo of Rotterdam Central Station on the wall.
History of Rotterdam Central
The first Rotterdam Central Station was officially opened on 21 May 1957, the building was designed by the architect Sybold van Ravesteyn. The station replaced the Delftse Poort station which had been damaged during the bombardment of Rotterdam. In 2007 this station was closed to make way for new construction. In March 2014 the new station building was officially opened by King Willem-Alexander.
The first metro line in the Netherlands was opened on 9 February 1968 at Rotterdam CS by Princess Beatrix. This gave the central station a metro connection with Rotterdam-Zuid. The first metro station had one island platform with two tracks. In September 2009 a newer and more spacious metro station was set up. The old metro station was demolished, which was replaced by the new station. The new station has two island platforms with three tracks.
Architecture of Rotterdam Central
The new station building was delivered by Team CS, a joint venture between MVSA Meyer and Van Schooten Architects, Benthem Crouwel and West 8. The design team designed the station in such a way that the canopy over the tracks allows passengers to wait for their train dry and comfortable on the platforms. The roof above the platforms is partially covered with solar panels. Daylight shines through the large glass sections in the platforms; this even reaches the passenger tunnel under the tracks. The underpass has been widened to make room for shops and restaurants and forms one whole with the station hall. The north side of the station has a modest design. The centre side is what makes this station so iconic. The large dimensions of the hall and the finish with wood and red natural stone give the station a high quality appearance. The tip of the iconic roof, entirely clad in stainless steel, points to the heart of Rotterdam.
In the new station building you can still find a number of historical elements of the old station building. The original clock on the facade of the station, the (LED-lit) letters Central Station, and the two granite sculptures on platform 1, also known as the 'speculaasjes' (biscuits). These elements are still from the architect Sybold van Ravesteyn.
The reason for the construction of the new station was the lack of capacity of the old station area. Approximately 110,000 passengers a day came to the station. Due to the arrival of the high-speed train and Randstadrail, an increase in passenger numbers was expected; it is expected that by 2025 there will be as many as 323,000 passengers a day at Rotterdam Central Station.
Provision in Rotterdam Central
One of the busiest stations in the Netherlands naturally includes a number of facilities that people can use. Below are a number of facilities that can be found at the station:
- Shopping facilities such as: AH to go, Hema, La Place, Dudok, Starbucks, Bruna, Etos etc.
- A service shop of the NS and RET
- On the south side a bicycle shed with 5000 places
- Both on the north and south side taxi stands
- A ''Station house room''
- Luggage safes
Specifications of the prints
The design of Rotterdam Central Station is available in different colours including blue, grey, green, orange and red. You can choose from the material canvas or plexiglass, these materials are available in different sizes:
30 x 40 cm, 40 x 60 cm, 60 x 90 cm, 75 x 100 cm, 80 x 120 cm.
30 x 40 cm, 40 x 60 cm, 60 x 90 cm, 75 x 100 cm, 80 x 120 cm, 120 x 180 cm, 180 x 240 cm.
The prints are printed in the Netherlands according to the highest quality standards. We work with partners who consider quality to be of the highest standard.
Are you looking for wall decoration for your (home) office, bedroom or living room? The design Rotterdam Centraal is not only impressive in real life but also certainly as a painting on the wall. Would you like to have this artwork on the walls you can buy the print Rotterdam Central online. Also read more about Rotterdam or check out our Rotterdam collection.