Rotterdam is the largest port in the world, the second city and the industrial heart of the Netherlands and the economic, social and cultural centre of the Rijnmond (‘Rhine Estuary’) region.
In addition, Rotterdam is a city of modern architecture, events, leisure and recreation. More than one million people from 162 countries live in the Rotterdam region. City with outstanding architecture and delightful culture. City with an abundance of attractions, festivals and museums. A swinging, young city culture and excellent shopping facilities, restaurants and cafes. Rotterdam base for worldwide business Longstanding trading spirit, in combination with the position of the port has made Rotterdam the trading city of the Netherlands. A center of increasing economic activity where entrepreneurs quickly feel at home in both their business and private lives.
Rotterdam draws many tourists with its diversity in architecture, harbour, festivals & events and numerous museums, museums such as: the Boijmans Van Beuningen Museum, the NAi (Netherlands Architecture Institute), the Volkenkundig Museum (ethnological museum), the Kunsthal (a Rem Koolhaas design), the Maritime Museum, the Brandweermuseum (Fire brigade museum) and The Historisch Museum (Historical museum). At the historical shipyard and museum Scheepswerf 'De Delft' the reconstruction of the 18th century ship of the line The Delft can be visited. Also Rotterdam is a cruise terminal, ships dock at what was once the historical Holland Amerika Lijn quay (HAL: Holland America Line) near Hotel New York.