Jun, 2014
Jun, 2014

Expedition Underground 3

Bascule Basement Erasmus Bridge, Westersingel Pumping Station and OWB Museumpark

Rotterdam Public Works

Let us take you to Rotterdam’s underground. Meet the unknown, dark side of the city and be informed by the operators of public works. On Saturday June 28, you can wander into the underground water storage (OWB) of the Museumpark. This water retention can store up to 10.000 m³, representing half of the storage capacity of the sewer in the center. The expedition will be continued by a visit to the Westersingel Pumping Station. The pump capacity of this monumental building was increased and connected to the new underground waterstorage under the Museumpark Garage during the renovation in 2010-2011. The expedition ends with a very unique opportunity to visit the Bascule Basement of the Erasmus Bridge. The movable part of the Erasmus bridge is designed as a single bascule bridge, the largest and heaviest of Western Europe. Hint: Conclude your tour with a visit to the Kunsthal Rotterdam, where the underground has its very own chapter in the exhibition URBAN BY NATURE–

The expedition starts at the Museumpark Garage, the route will be continued on foot.

Group 1: 10 am – 12.30 pm
Group 2: 1 am – 3.30 pm

Group 1 meets at the car entrance to the Museum Park Garage (Museum Park 32), no later than 10 a.m.

Group 2 meets at the car entrance to the Museum Park Garage (Museum Park 32), no later than 1 p.m.

Not suitable for children under 12 years and those with physical limitations.
Language: Dutch (an English expedition is provided on 14 June)

Admission is free, registration required at: beheerondergrondgw@rotterdam.nl
Please indicate the date and group number at your registration.

Underground Water Storage Museumpark Rotterdam

© Jannes Linders