The Oude Noorden is as authentic Rotterdam as it gets, a neighborhood that is vibrant and where every corner has its own charm. The Pijnackerplein with its classical music pavilion is a cultural hotspot for musicians from the area, while the Brancoplein offers a peaceful oasis. The neighborhood’s origins can be traced back to the prison on the Noordsingel. The characteristic winding streets, despite the urban planning efforts of the late 19th century, have evolved organically as landowners developed their properties. This unique result is highly appreciated today.