Ahoy’, held in 1950, was intended to present the rebuilt port to the world.
An annual Construction Day was held in Rotterdam every year starting in 1947. On that day the reconstruction of the city was celebrated.
In the Basic Plan the idea of the old city triangle was abandoned more fully.
From the spring of 1946 on, so-called Reconstruction Rides (‘Wederopbouwritten’) took groups on bus tours to building projects.
During a speech by Johan Ringers on 15 April 1941 the first pile went into the ground for the Wereldhaven housing complex.
The best-known market in Rotterdam is the weekly market at Binnenrotte, with 465 stalls and an average of 70,000 visitors.
On 9 February 1968 the Rotterdam metro officially opened, with as very first passengers Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus.
On the 18th of May 1966 The Doelen opens on construction day. The pinnacle of the first twenty years of post-war reconstruction.