Charlois used to be a separate village; the municipality Charlois existed until 1895, when it became part of Rotterdam.
Charlois used to have an airport. Waalhaven airport as it was called, was the second civilian airport in service in the Netherlands after Schiphol during the period from 1920 to 1940. The airport was destroyed by the Dutch army so it would not get in the hands of the invading German Wehrmacht during World War II.
Born in Charlois
- Leo Beenhakker (Coach of Trinidad & Tobago WC 2006)
- Ad van der Meer and Onno Boonstra, Repertorium van Nederlandse gemeenten, KNAW, 2006.
- "de geschiedenis van Charlois: vliegveld Waalhaven". home.kpn.nl. Retrieved 2016-09-25.
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