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Koningin Emmaplein

Koningin Emmaplein is a square in the Scheepvaartkwartier of Rotterdam, adjacent to the Westzeedijk, directly opposite the Museum Park.

Special Mansions

Koningin Emmaplein, located in the historic Scheepvaartkwartier of Rotterdam, is a striking location with a rich history. Designed by architect JC van Wijk and built between 1888 and 1891, the square houses 15 stately mansions in the neo-Renaissance style. These houses were originally the homes of the Rotterdam business elite, which earned the square the nickname 'Rijkeluishofje'. The mansions enjoy a beautiful view of the Schoonoord park at the rear and used to overlook the undeveloped Land of Hoboken at the front.

A national monument

The square is embellished with a monumental red beech and a decorative vase from 1890, designed by Berlage. Also notable is the historical connection with the diocese of Rotterdam; the diocese moved into the building at Koningin Emmaplein 3 after its founding in 1956. The square, now a national monument and part of the protected cityscape of the Scheepvaartkwartier, is a beautiful example of Rotterdam architecture and history.


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