The Netherlands' second-largest city, Rotterdam is a stunning city of spectacular architecture mixed with a diverse and charming Dutch culture that keeps travelers coming back time after time. The city is served by Rotterdam The Hague Airport
, which hosts direct flights from many major European cities, and is easily reached from the city center via the city’s very efficient public transportation system or by private taxi.
Although much of the city was destroyed by German bombs during World War II, the city of Rotterdam rebuilt the city not by merely fixing the destroyed old buildings but by taking the city in a new and innovative architectural direction. Today, Rotterdam is the architectural capital of The Netherlands, and the city skyline is a unique blend of the new and the old. Given The Netherlands’ long and rich history of inspiring many artists, it’s no surprise that Rotterdam is home to several arts museums that are conveniently concentrated at the Museumpark. One of the museums found here is the Kunsthal Rotterdam
, which often organizes a variety of temporary exhibits spanning a wide range of styles.
The Rotterdam skyline is a uniquely beautiful attraction, and many visitors to the city take advantage of the observation center at the popular Euromast Tower
. Hotels in Rotterdam are scattered across the city, offering travelers a great deal of choice in not only price and type of accommodation, but in neighborhood and city district that best suits their visit.
Of course, there’s a lot more to see and do in Rotterdam and the best way to discover what else this city has to offer in terms of attractions, landmarks, and hotels is by exploring the interactive map on this page.