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Rotterdam

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world. Take away the old-world culture of Amsterdam and add a postwar, postmodern influence--the sharp contrast of this city to other Dutch towns is a must-see for many tourists in the Netherlands. Its location on a channel of the Rhine and Meuse Rivers is its main advantage. as the direct route into the center of Europe makes it an important hub for international trade. Unfortunately, its location also made it a target during World War II, which destroyed most of the city. Modern architecture and ideals have rebuilt this city and attracted a highly diverse population. Almost 50 percent of the residents here are not native Dutch. As the second largest city in the Netherlands, you will not run out of things to do in this bustling place. Rotterdam is in South Holland Province. Take a peek at our online itinerary creator: Rotterdam and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Rotterdam offers comfortable lodgings for every budget, from neat little rooms in youth hostels to luxurious suites in boutique hotels. The city's centrally located establishments offer five-star service and easy access to outstanding museums, theaters, restaurants, and bars. The well-connected area near the central train station draws backpackers with its good-value hostels, many of which offer bicycles for rent. For another affordable option near Rotterdam's main attractions, check out the city's riverfront guesthouses, which provide private parking, laundry facilities, and secure luggage storage.
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