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Rotterdam includes the largest port in Europe. Rebuilt after the war, it is a beautiful city with modern architecture and a lively atmosphere, alongside museums and an awesome zoo.
Visiting Rotterdam...

Rotterdam map
Rotterdam has been named as one of the best cities to visit, not only in Europe, but it's even listed among the top 10 best cities in the world! It's a port city located in the western Netherlands and in the province of South Holland. You'll find the city on the Nieuwe Maas, one of the rivers in the delta formed by the Rhine and Meuse. The port of Rotterdam, for many years the largest in the world, is still the largest and most important in Europe.

Rotterdam was bombed during WWII and nearly completely destroyed. Thanks to architects such as Rem Koolhaas, with his unique vision for the future, the city was created anew. The result is a cluster of experimental buildings with respect for space and design. In 2016, Eurostar will stop between London and Amsterdam at the busiest port in Europe, Rotterdam, which makes a visit even easier.

Rotterdam, the city with many faces...

The Port of Rotterdam
The port has the most advanced Europe Container Terminals (ECT) in Europe, plus an attractive entertainment and nightlife. It is modern in every way, shopping and restaurants are great and trendy, and all this thanks to its many international residents. Not forgeting, the city of Rotterdam encourages architectural innovation and is also called the Manhattan on the Maas (its river) because of the skyscrapers and surrounding water. There is a wealth of museums and attractions and all within walking distance.

Museum Boijmans van Beuningen
This museum offers a journey through the history of art. Dutch and European masterpieces date from the early Middle Ages to the 21st century, from Bosch, Rembrandt and Van Gogh to Salvador Dali. Here is the minutely detailed Tower of Babel by Pieter Bruegel c.1563...

Tower of Babel

Market Hall
The already famous tubular Market Hall (pictured below) is visited by many people and it's now Rotterdam's best snack stop with hundreds of stalls. And again, because there are so many different nationalities, it became a special culinary paradise - for every taste something to find, within a wonderful atmosphere.

Market Hall

Delfshaven Neighborhood
Delfshaven has long been a harbor and one of the oldest areas in Rotterdam; a great place to walk around. You'll find many antique shops and art galleries here as well as a Museum and the famous Pilgrim Fathers Church, named after the service that was held here in 1620, before the ship Speedwell left Holland on route to America.

Delfshaven

Rotterdam Zoo
The zoo is a major tourist attraction with 1.5 million visitors per year. Here is the Oceanium with breathtaking views of an underwater world...

Rotterdam Zoo

Rotterdam is a young city and a hub of creative activity, such as the Rotterdam Film Festival that emphasizes diversity in its film programming and on building relationships with and between filmmakers and audiences.

Whenever you have plans to visit Europe, Rotterdam is a "must see." You will leave with an extraordinary taste of Dutch atmosphere, mixed with an extremely friendly palet of cultures, as this video describes...

Watch this video to learn more...

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