“Cultural events range from performances to sights and projects and, on 16 May, Mayor Aboutaleb will officially
open a new landmark,” reveals project manager Cynthia Soeters. A giant staircase designed by architect Winy Maas will lead visitors from the metro to the roof of the iconic Groot Handelsgebouw. Scheduled until 12 June, the temporary scaffolding installation of 180 steps will be the city’s eye catcher. It serves as a red carpet to the top, where visitors can enjoy a spectacular view across the rebuilt city.