Documentary short by Dutch journalist Peter Veenendaal, about the old Bijenkorf department store in Rotterdam. This masterpiece of modern architecture, designed by the famous Dutch architect Willem Marinus Dudok, opened in 1930. It was hailed as the biggest en most modern department store in Europe. But ten years later, in May 1940, it was largely destroyed during the German bombardement of Rotterdam. In the mid Fifties, the remaining part was closed, demolished and forgotten. In this film, original footage, pictures and eyewitness accounts bring Dudok's masterpiece back to life.