The town of Rotterdam, Netherlands

Rotterdam is Holland’s second city, and the biggest port of Europe. Its name refers to a dam in the river Rotte. During World War II Holland was forced to surrender after a huge bomb attack on Rotterdam; over 800 people died, and another 80.000 became homeless.

After the war the reconstruction began. Unlike other cities in Holland, a new town was built, with a new ground plan and new buildings. Rotterdam’s image of working city took shape, a city that was more modern than cosy.

Still there is a lot of building going on. Nowadays, a new generation emphasises on living and pleasure. The strong craving to innovation and creativity and its skyline makes Rotterdam unique in The Netherlands. 



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