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
|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...|