About a gazillion years ago now, Phil and I took Becky and Wil, who are two of our most favourite people in the whole world to visit the EuroMast in Rotterdam.
For some reason we thought that the 180 metre high viewing platform was indoors, so didn’t give any thought to the gale force winds that were blowing when we left Brussels. Let me give you a clue, we were wrong. Apart from the restaurant, all the good stuff is very much exposed to the elements.
The Euromast was built in 1960 by architect Hugh Maaskant for the first world flower exhibition. Originally it was 100 meters tall, but a new tower was placed on top in 1970 raising it up to 185 meters and once again making it the highest observatory tower in the Netherlands.
The top 180m viewing platform was closed (because of that damn wind), but we had a great time checking out the views from 112 metres instead.
It did, at times, feel like we were going to get blown away, especially while trying to get up and down the stairs between floors. But it was absolutely worth it.
Here are the fabulous and completely bonkers Becky and Wil…
The bit of the tower we weren’t allowed to go up to…
Once we were frozen to our core and looking rather dishevelled, we headed down to the Brasserie at 96m, where we had delicious beef croquettes with frites and a glass of vino. Coming out I noticed that they have two hotel rooms next to the restaurant – how amazing would it be to stay there!
This was a fantastic way to spend an afternoon and I would absolutely go back. The price for adults is €9.75, although we were given a little discount as we couldn’t go all the way to the top.