Rotterdam - information about the city

Rotterdam (  /ˈrɒtərdæm/; Dutch [ˌrɔtərˈdɑm] ) is the second-largest city in the Netherlands and one of the largest ports in the world. Starting as a dam on the Rotte river, built in 1270, Rotterdam has grown into a major international commercial centre. Its strategic location at the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta on the North Sea and at the heart of a massive rail, road, air and inland waterway distribution system extending throughout Europe deliver the reason that Rotterdam is often called the Gateway to Europe.

Rotterdam - tourist attractions

markerA Cube houses in Rotterdam Cube houses in Rotterdam are a set of innovative houses built in Rotterdam (and before in Helmond) in The Netherlands, designed by architect Piet Blom and based on the concept of "living as an urban roof": high density housing with sufficient space on the ground level. Blom tilted the cube of a conv... Cube houses in Rotterdam - photo

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Geographical coordinates: 51.9167, 4.5
Approximate population: 611,000

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