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Coordinates: 51°55′21.8″N 4°28′43.1″E / 51.922722°N 4.478639°E / 51.922722; 4.478639

Coolsingel in 2007
Coolsingel in 2007

Coolsingel is one of the best known streets in central Rotterdam. It is located in the Cool district. The street leads from the Hofplein to the Churchillplein [nl]. Plans were announced in 2016 to reduce traffic congestion on the street. The redevelopment is expected to cost 47 million euros and to be finished by 2020.[1]


Coolsingel circa 1900
Coolsingel circa 1900

The canal which ran down the street was entirely filled in between 1913 and 1922.

Places of interest

  • Beurs-World Trade Center
  • City Hall
  • McDonald's kiosk - voted the ugliest building in the city, the restaurant was given a complete refurbishment in 2015 and received international attention[2]
  • Old main post office


  1. ^ Halkes, Job (13 April 2016). "Meer groen en minder auto's op nieuwe Coolsingel". Metro. Rotterdam. Retrieved 11 September 2016.
  2. ^ Lynch, Alison (15 June 2015). "The world's most glamorous McDonald's has opened in Rotterdam". Metro. UK. Retrieved 9 September 2016.

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