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Rotterdam, updated 03:25 GMT
When to go to Rotterdam? (Netherlands (Holland))
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What to do in Rotterdam : Tips, places, hotels and restaurants
Port city of the Netherlands, Rotterdam has just over 600 000 inhabitants, making it the second largest city. Thriving industrial center thanks to its location, it is built at the mouth of the Rhine and Meuse and has an intense maritime activity. She could offer no less a real cultural wealth, with its innovative architecture, its many museums, concert halls and theaters. You can access the city in different ways: by plane via the nearby international airport by train that serves perfectly the central station of the city, but also by boat or by road. What to see in Rotterdam? You will initially discover its stunning architecture as evidenced various constructions such as the Erasmus bridge, as monumental as clean and simple; the new Luxor Theater, notable for its striking red and geometric shapes; the library, whose only function is to house books; Euromast with its breathtaking view at 100 or 185 meters over the city and the river, and the opportunity to rappel down the summer when the weather s' ready there. Several museums are also worth visiting: the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen for its superb collections; the Nederlands Fotomuseum for photography enthusiasts; the Institute of Architecture, dedicated to urban planning, to name a few. And why not also visit the Kijk-Kubus, a house-cubes Blaakse Bos, famous complex of Rotterdam, a kind of village in the city. Regarding your accommodation, there are in Rotterdam all kinds of possibilities, from the most luxurious to the most economic, which will satisfy the most awards. As for your travel within the city, except subways classics, bikes and taxis, you can try the watertaxis and waterbus, that are sure to surprise you and undoubtedly seduce you!