Waalhaven

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Waalhaven Airport in 1932, with the Graf Zeppelin in the background.

The Waalhaven is a harbour in Rotterdam, Netherlands. It used to be home to an airport, Vliegveld Waalhaven (Waalhaven Airport). It was the first civilian airport in the Netherlands and was opened in 1920.

Amongst others, the N.V. Koolhoven aircraft factory was located at this airport. The factory and airport were destroyed in 1940 by German and Allied bombardments during the Battle of the Netherlands. After the Second World War, the airport was not rebuilt. An industrial zone now lies on the location of the former airport.

Coordinates: 51°52′34″N 4°26′35″E / 51.876°N 4.443°E / 51.876; 4.443