These houses are three of the oldest in the city and a bit mine…

Rotterdam Daily Photo: These houses are three of the oldest in the city and a bit mine...
Rotterdam Daily Photo: These houses are three of the oldest in the city and a bit mine…

These three houses date from around 1700. And they are close to where I live! They are three of the no more than fifteen old merchant houses that the city still knows. All three have a storehouse on the ground floor. One of the three (nr. 407) still has the beautiful ceiling and wall paintings by the Elias brothers and others; a beautifully sculpted chimney made of Brazilian rosewood and a rococo style stairwell in very good condition! They have been national monuments since 1971 and in 1995 came into possession of Stadsherstel Historisch Rotterdam. So also a bit of me as a resident of the city …

P.S. You can find these houses at the Rechter Rottekade.

Author: Richard

Born in Rotterdam, Kralingen. Living there now for more then 55 years. Working in public transport so I enjoy the city everyday...

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