May 28, 2022

Rotterdam is a city and port in the Netherlands, at the confluence of the Rhine and the North Sea. Although Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands, it is the most important traffic hub of the country. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe and the third largest in the world. According to 2006 data, the city has a population of 1,145,673. The city of Rotterdam lies on average 2 m below sea level. In addition to The Hague and Amsterdam, Rotterdam is an important cultural center of the Netherlands. The city has several universities, colleges, as well as a music and art academy. Rotterdam is an old historical city, and it has had that status since 1328. During the turbulent Dutch and, in general, Dutch history, he played an important role in many events. Today, this is a modern center of world importance, and an attractive tourist destination. Rotterdam is a major state industrial and commercial center. Tourist attractions in Rotterdam are: Rotterdam is a city of modern, experimental architecture, with a large number of solitaires, bridges and tunnels. The White Suspension Bridge - Erasmus Bridge, which connects the separated parts of the city, is a special tourist attraction. Due to its grandiose appearance, it is also called Swan. The Kunsthal Museum was opened in 1992 and covers an area of ​​3,300 square meters. It hosts numerous exhibitions of world-famous artists. Rotterdam abounds in a large number of nightclubs, so the nightlife in this city is very developed. Alexandrium shopping center and Zuidplein are ideal places for perfect shopping. The places are so big that you can buy in them for days. Numerous restaurants and other catering facilities offer a large selection of international cuisine, but also numerous Dutch specialties, especially desserts. Diergarde Blydeporp Zoo is one of the most beautiful in Europe. The large aquarium "Oceanium" is especially popular, with a large number of exotic and rare fish. The Euromast tower reaches a height of 185 meters, and is the tallest in the Netherlands. It is a special attraction because of the beautiful view from it. The Rotterdam International Film Festival is held every year, and gathers a large number of celebrities. There are also numerous museums, the Dutch Institute of Architecture, and various other sights that make Rotterdam a perfect tourist destination.