COMPANY : HOBOKEN DE BIE, ROTTERDAM LA CATEDRAL
TRADE MARK : ROTTERDAM CATHEDRAL
CIRCA : 1985


LA CATEDRAL DE ROTTERDAM - note the spelling of the name on the bottle - no "H" in Catedral. This is a Spanish translation.

This very desirable gin bottle depicts St Laurens Church in Rotterdam embossed on the side panel.

St Laurens Church has a history dating back to 1409, with various stages of construction through to 1655.

The church survived the aerial bombing of Rotterdam by the Germans in 1940, remaining as a shell amongst the complete destruction of the surrounding buildings in the inner city. The church was restored after the war. 



St Laurens Church - the structure still standing amongst the devastation in the town centre, caused by the German aerial bombing of Rotterdam on the 14 May 1940.