Van Nellefabriek was designed and built in the 1920s on the banks of a canal in an industrial zone in Rotterdam.
The site is one of the icons of 20th-century industrial architecture, comprising a complex of factories, with façades consisting essentially of steel and glass. It was conceived as an ‘ideal factory’, open to the outside world, whose interior working spaces evolved according to need, and in which daylight was used to provide pleasant working conditions.
The stamp is part of a set of 10 stamps about UNESCO sites from Netherlands. This one show’s Fort Spijkerboor, inscribed as “Defence Line of Amsterdam”.