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