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The second largest city of Netherlands and the largest port in all of Europe, Rotterdam is one of the most progressed cities of recent times. Complete with it's brilliant attractions and iconic modern buildings, Rotterdam is a must have on your Dutch itinerary.
After the second world war, Rotterdam was a city in utter ruins. But when you look at the city today, you would never guess it. This modern Dutch city today houses some of the most striking works of architecture you will ever lay your eyes upon, and in the last few decades has grown into a city of real influence in the country and even Europe. It's ideal location along the Nieuwe Maas has ensured it's growth at a rapid rate. This growth can clearly be seen in the number of eye catching structures in this city. The first is across the river itself, the Erasmus Bridge, also known as the swan. As you move into the city, you'll come across the monumental Markthal, the thought provoking Kunsthal, and the unbelievably intriguing Cube Houses. Some of the best architectural minds of Holland have worked their magic in the city and it clearly shows. Shopping and nightlife in the city are simply superb, with a variety of options ready to look after whatever your needs are. The Dutch football club FC Feyenoord also call Rotterdam their home. The city's skyline is actually a rare feature which isn't usually seen in Dutch cities, but Rotterdam has truly grown into a progressive and forward looking city. The lively and bustling atmosphere of the city is made better by the pleasant people and interesting attractions, making Rotterdam one tremendous city.