This water tower in Rotterdam is the oldest existing water tower in the Netherlands. It has a height of 48 meters and seven reservoirs. The tower had a reservoir with capacity of more than one million liters and was one of the major water towers in our country.
The tower is designed in a mix of neo-Romanesque, neo-Renaissance and Oriental-style shapes.
Under the water were the homes of the personnel of the water company that worked on the property.
When in 1978 the water company moved to another location the homes and workplaces were replaced by a cooperative wood, metal workshop, photo studio and recording studio.
In 1986 Public Works of Rotterdam renovated the tower and the water vessel has been replaced by offices. The water tower is now a bar and resataurant where we had a nice birthday party yesterday of a relative.