Door/17 – Postkantoor

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This door provides entrance to what was the Postkantoor (post office) at 42 Coolsingel in Rotterdam, Holland.  It leads to an entrance hall with a ceiling rising to 22.5 metres (74 feet).

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The post office was built between 1915 and 1923.  They didn’t want it to overshadow the Town Hall nearby and so situated it further from the street, which, in fact, gave it special distinction in that it now had a forecourt. The post office and the town hall miraculously survived the severe bombing of the city on May 14, 1940 which destroyed almost the entire historic city centre, killing 900 people and making 85,000 others homeless.

It can now be rented for exclusive events.

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