In the southwest of the Netherlands lies Rotterdam - one of the cultural centres of the country. Rotterdam is the third largest seaport in the world and one of the most important economic centres in the Netherlands.
Young, dynamic, international
The leading industrial and commercial city of the Netherlands knows how to impress its visitors with its young, dynamic and international flair. Rotterdam is constantly reinventing itself, surprising even those who have been there before.
The city's impressive skyline is evidence of Rotterdam's character as a cosmopolitan city. And so it is not surprising that the architecture of the city, which is characterised by many innovative constructions, attracts many visitors.
Culture and nature
But Rotterdam also offers a lot of possibilities for culture and nature lovers. This way, one can first discover the sights and cultural sites during a tour before finishing the day on the banks of the Meuse that flows through the city centre
Facts & Figures: Rotterdam covers an area of 304 km², of which about one third is water. The city has about 610,000 inhabitants and has the largest seaport in Europe
Rotterdam sights: Especially the various architecturally impressive buildings are the main focus of many tourists in the city. But Rotterdam has a lot to offer in other areas as well. The highlights are the Euromast Tower, the Wereldmuseum, the Erasmus Bridge, the Witte Huis, the Alexandrium and the cube houses.
Souvenirs: Popular souvenirs from Rotterdam are anchor-shaped cookies from the pastry shop in the Avenue Concordia, wine in unusual flavours from the wine trade Peeters in the Vasteland or, of course, typical Dutch souvenirs such as clogs (wooden shoes), tulip bulbs or onbijtkoek (brown spice cake).