Dak Park – A rooftop haven

Dak Park Rotterdam

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Dak Park – A rooftop haven

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Nour from Rotterdam

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Being a nature lover, I always want to explore the different parks in and around Rotterdam. And while searching for places to go, I was intrigued by the concept of this particular park.

There is a story behind this one, and it is a good one! Apparently, in 1998, a land rail next to the port of Rotterdam became vacant. Of course, that led to a fight for the land; the land owner and the port authority wanted to build shops and stores to attract more people and fix the area. However, the residents who live around this land wanted a park.

How did they fix this problem? They did both!

Everybody’s wishes were granted. A lot of shops were built, and that made the business people happy. After that, the rooftop of these shops was converted into a large park. It took me 30 minutes to walk from one side to reach the other side – the rooftop was huge! And it is absolutely green and beautiful.

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Nour from Rotterdam

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I'm a student of international arts and culture. There's no getting bored in Rot...

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Details about this spot

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Address

Vierhavensstraat 79, Rotterdam

Opening Times

07:00 - 21:00 daily

Website

Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)