The Maas is an important river for the city of Rotterdam. It connects the city with the port, the sea, Europe, and the rest of the world. The river forms the connection between north and south and separates the neighbourhoods of the city. The Maaspoints are specifically designed to strengthen the relationship between the city’s residents and the river and stand as powerful symbols for the wider vision of the tidal park. Although each Maaspoint has its own theme (from ecology to sports and recreation), all Maaspoints share similarities in structure and concept, forming a network along the Maas. Water Woods specifically emphasises the unique biodiversity of the Maas. This becomes clearly visible for its visitors by the various integrated breeding and nesting sites.