About Rotterdam City

Rotterdam, World Port World City, is a city you have to experience for yourself. It is a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating heart. The city keeps reinventing itself at a rapid pace, redefining and expanding its already impressive skyline every time you visit and presenting new cultural and sporting events to surprise and delight you. Its ever-changing nature makes Rotterdam a city that you can rediscover time and again.


  1. In 2015, Rotterdam has been selected as the number 5 city of the world to visit in 2016 by Lonely Planet: Best in Travel 2016.
  2. In 2014 Rotterdam was featured by Rough Guides and the New York Times as a city that you must visit. Rough Guides placed Rotterdam at number 8 in ‘Top 10 Cities for 2014’.
  3. Rough Guides also listed Rotterdam on 10th place in the New York Times list of ’52 Places to Go in 2014′.

All three of these lists praise Rotterdam highly, not least for its architecture.

City of Rotterdam

Rotterdam is World Port World City. Its port is one of the largest on earth and the biggest in Europe. A mediagenic metropolis with a constantly growing skyline full of modern architecture. Home to over 600,000 Rotterdam residents of over 170 different nationalities. Each one with his or her own story.

Architecture and Innovation

With much of the city centre destroyed in the bombing during the Second World War, Rotterdam started vigorous reconstruction efforts as soon as the war ended. The city had the courage to make a radical break with the past and headed in a whole new direction. It was this dramatic turning point that gives Rotterdam the contemporary look it has today: spacious in design, with daring modern architecture, ultra-modern high-rise buildings on an ever evolving skyline.

More information on Rotterdam can be accessed through Rotterdam Tourist Information.