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Euromast : How An Observatory Tower Ought To Be

One of most famous attractions in Rotterdam (in addition to Kubus, Willemsbrug, Erasmus Bridge) is of course the Euromast!

Towering 185 metres over the city of Rotterdam, Euromast is the tallest building in Rotterdam. It was constructed towards the end of the 1950s and was the idea of Hugh Maaskant, a Dutch architect.

Euromast Rotterdam
Euromast Rotterdam

Another view of the Euromast Rotterdam
Another view of the Euromast Rotterdam

The entrance fees to this observatory tower costs 9.25 euro for adults and 5.90 euro for children aged 4-11. At the first floor of the Euromast, there is a Deli (cafe with free wifi) and a small souvenir shop.

On this day, we took the entrance fee with the walking commentary (costs a little bit more but well worth it). With the commentary, you can skip to whichever location you are looking at and hear some interesting snippets of information.

The lower levels of the Euromast
The lower levels of the Euromast

This post will strive to give you the COMPLETE TOUR of EUROMAST with a series of videos. Although some (if not most of it) turned out to be “Blair Witch Projecty”, we hope that our efforts will still give you a good idea of how Euromast is like.

If you enjoyed what you see, then you can make a trip there. If not, the Euroscoop video should give you an excellent view of the city.

First, we entered the lift that brings you right to the height of 96 metres where you will see the Brasserie (Restaurant) on the right and the stairs up to the observation platform, on the left.


Taking the lift up to the height of 96 metres at Euromast

Euromast Brasserie

This is how the Euromast Brasserie looks like…

Euromast Brasserie
Euromast Brasserie

The food is reasonably priced for a restaurant up in the sky. We had the club sandwich that came with chips and salad.

Club Sandwich at Euromast Brasserie
Club Sandwich at Euromast Brasserie

The club sandwich is reasonably priced at 10.50 euro (well, it is afterall “sky sandwich”). The cheese was oozing with flavour (dutch cheese are still the best) and each bite was simply delectable. A matching local pint of Heineken rounds up the light but flavourful lunch.

The great thing is that while you’re having your meal, you can also enjoy great views of Rotterdam…

Wine and dine with breath taking views of Rotterdam
Wine and dine with breath taking views of Rotterdam

OR you can hop out for a while and enjoy a ride up on the Euroscoop, an extension of the observation tower. This we will touch on in a short while.

Continuing with the video tour, the flight up the stairs on the left brings you to the first observation deck


Taking the stairs up to the observation deck

Here, you can marvel at the breath taking views of Rotterdam…

View of the Iconic Erasmus Bridge
View of the Iconic Erasmus Bridge

View of the Hotel New York and Montevideo Residence
View of the Hotel New York and Montevideo Residence

The Rotterdam on River Maas
The Rotterdam on River Maas

De Kuip aka Feyenoord Stadion
De Kuip aka Feyenoord Stadion (see if you can spot it!)

The other thing you can do on this deck is some EXTREME SPORTS! To get your adrenaline pumped up, the Euromast also offer enthusiasts the option of abseiling or rope slide which is a version of the “Flying Fox”.

This video shows some participants abseiling…


Abseiling at the Euromast

Moving further up, one has to navigate several flights of stairs to the deck of the Euroscoop. There is also something like a cargo lift that you can take. 2bearbear.com has braved the cold winds (and frozen fingers) to take these videos for you to enjoy in the comfort of your home…


Around the observation deck at Euromast

As you can hear, the winds were really strong and temperatures were at about 5 degrees Celsius. Hence, the cold hands and therefore the shaky video.

Again, we apologise for the “Blair Witch” video, but we make it up to you with this one.

Euroscoop


Stunning views of Rotterdam from the Euroscoop

Along the black walls, there is an entrance into the Euroscoop. The Euroscoop is a revolving observation platform that brings you to the height of 185 metres. From here, you can have unobstructed views of the entire Rotterdam. The best thing is that you can take the ride as many times as you want as it’s already included in the entrance fees!

So why do we say that the

Euromast is how an observation tower ought to be?

Euromast Rotterdam

Euromast Rotterdam


1. Unobstructed Views of Rotterdam

As you can see from the videos, Euromast offers unobstructed views of the entire Rotterdam. The best place to catch a bird’s eye view of the city has got to be here.

2. Unlimited rides on the Euroscoop

Unlike some observation towers, the rides on the revolving Euroscoop is included in the entrance fees! This means unlimited rides for the kids!

3. There’s something for everyone!

If you’re a tourist, you’ll enjoy the views of the city.
If you’re an enthusiast, the extreme sports wont disappoint.
If you’re a connoisseur, you’ll enjoy the menu of the Brasserie matched with unparalleled views of the city.

If you’re not into any of the above, you can still chill with your friends at the Deli on the ground floor.

Hence, we would rate the Euromast as one of the best observation towers around. If you have the opportunity, take a trip to the Euromast, you’ll definitely enjoy one of these unique experiences!

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