The scaffolding system is an idea by architects MVRDV – Winy Maas (who also designed Markthal). It’s 29 meters high and 57 meters long, a nod to the reconstruction. The shape responds to the diagonal of Rotterdam Central Station and thus connects a brand new icon to a historic monument – the Groot Handelsgebouw.
With De Trap a new lookout is created where you can enjoy an amazing view overlooking the entire city. You can walk all around the roof and see miles away in the North – West – South and East direction – for free!
The former Kriterion cinema runs a program of a wide variety of films and other activities. Get yourself a drink after climbing the 180 steps at LUCHT Cafe – the rooftop pub by Make a Mess! Or fancy something local – go to Bar / Annabel and Biergarten with great terraces – just an 8-minute walk from De Trap!
Tip – there is an elevator in Groothandelsgebouw bringing you to the 7th floor – so there is only one staircase left to climb ;).
Tip – try having lunch or dinner at The Suicide Club in Groothandelsgebouw at the 8th floor! It’s classy and fun!
De Trap | Art & culture, Bars | Free
Until 12 Jun 10:00 – 22:00