For over 2 decades The Tropicana indoor water park in Rotterdam was the place to go for swimming and fun. Billed as a subtropical aquatic complex, this paradise boasted water slides, a wave pool, saunas and even a nighttime discotheque. Most travel websites still list Tropicana as a “must see” attraction when visiting Rotterdam and even describe it as “a true paradise to take refuge from the cold climate”.
Unfortunately the park closed in 2010 after the company filed bankruptcy. Since then the once great location has been left to the elements awaiting it’s demolition to make way for a senior citizen’s facility.
Dutch Photographer Frank Hanswijk visited the abandoned tropical paradise and came back with some amazing photographs.
This video shows the Tropicana in better days