The Dutch Windweel: Icon for the Netherlands

Unique landmark

The Dutch Windwheel will become the attraction of the architectural capital of the Netherlands, the world port city of Rotterdam. It adds a unique landmark to the city making the skyline even more spectacular

The Dutch Windwheel is an example of contemporary architecture. The state-of -the-art design consists of two of three-dimensional rings with a light, open steel and glass construction. Because the foundation is underwater, it looks as if Dutch Windwheel is floating. The unprecedented design also embraces maximum opportunities for experience design and energy production. It is a true showcase for climate architecture.

The double ring construction is not only an eye catcher, but also offers a diversity of functions. The outer ring houses 40 rotating cabins on a rail system (giant coaster), the inner ring is an innovative windmill housing a top class panorama restaurant, sky lobby and hotel, apartments and commercial functions in the plinth.

The proposed location of the Dutch Windwheel is the international port city of Rotterdam. This modern, dynamic and international metropolis is the architectural capital of the Netherlands and continues to renew itself. It adds a unique landmark to the city making the skyline even more spectacular.

Unprecedented attraction

The Dutch Windwheel is one of the most spectacular attractions in the world that can be experienced by everyone. The outer ring houses 40 cabins that run on rails. Visitors from around the world can enjoy an unprecedented view of Rotterdam and the surrounding area from this giant coaster. Visitors look over the largest port in Europe, until the Second Maasvlakte and the sea. From a great height the beautiful architecture of Rotterdam and in the distance the cities of Delft, The Hague and Dordrecht can be seen. The Unesco World Heritage of Kinderdijk glimmers to the east. This unique ensemble of 19 mills from the 18th century, the symbol of the Dutch water management, will be reachable within 25 minutes with the fast ferry. In so doing one not only visits the contemporary Dutch wind icon, but also the icons of the past.


In the 3D rollercoaster, the visitor goes on an interactive journey through the history of Dutch water management. The innovative lighting concepts and digital information layers in the cabins of the coaster make the Dutch Windwheel and its interior an experience in itself. An integral part of the experience will exist of a virtual information layer that gives that tells the visitor what he sees.

The integration of all kinds of sustainable and innovative technologies is an attraction in itself. That is the power of the concept: sustainability contributes to the experience of the Dutch Windwheel. It tells the story of the Netherlands and generates a new story for the Netherlands; it is a sustainable icon and an icon for sustainability.

Source: The Dutch Windweel

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