At the beginning of the 20th century, Gerrit de Jongh conceived the character of modern Rotterdam with his urban plan for the Nieuwe Westen. Stately avenues intersect with more relaxed streets. Walk along the majestic Heemraadssingel and feel the diversity of the Nieuwe Westen in the side streets. Heemraadsplein is often bustling with activities such as the Oogstmarkt (Harvest Market) and the Cape Verdean festival Sao Joao. Residents started the first fruit orchard on RFC-weg. In the Nieuwe Westen, you will never get bored.