During the bombing of the city center of Rotterdam in
1940, the original Cafe de Unie (1925) built by J.J.P.
Oud was destroyed. It stood at the Coolsingel and it
shows here in this old postcard partially behind the
monument. In 1986 the façade was reproduced in a
different location. The design is a perfect example of
the Dutch artistic movement De Stijl with its use of
primary colours and simple abstract composition.