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Old Charlois (light green) within Rotterdam (purple).

Charlois ([ˈʃɑrloːs]) is a neighbourhood of the Dutch city of Rotterdam. It is located on the south bank of the Meuse River.

The border of the stadsdeel (borough) Charlois

Charlois used to be a separate village; the municipality Charlois existed until 1895, when it became part of Rotterdam.[1]


Charlois used to have an airport. Waalhaven airport,[2] as it was called, was the second civilian airport in the Netherlands in the period from 1920 to 1940. The airport was destroyed by the dutch army so it could not get in the hands of the germans.

Charlois in 1867.

Born in Charlois[edit]


  1. ^ Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
  2. ^ "de geschiedenis van Charlois: vliegveld Waalhaven". Retrieved 2016-09-25. 

Coordinates: 51°54′N 4°28′E / 51.900°N 4.467°E / 51.900; 4.467