Thanks to the punctuality and efficiency offered by the taxi service from Rotterdam airport (bookable on this web page), you can avoid unnecessary airport waiting and go on immediately to discover this wonderful city. The Netherlands, as we know, is a fascinating country, conservative and modern at the same time, full of cultural and artistic charm that every year is visited by many tourists. In fact, Amsterdam, known for its trendy and risqué clubs, is not the only tourist destination in the Netherlands.
Rotterdam is the second-largest city in the Netherlands both in importance and number of inhabitants. In the south of the country, it is the largest port in Europe, and not surprisingly, it was here the famous Dutch East India Company was started.
The fact that the city was totally destroyed during the bombings of World War II, did not demoralize its inhabitants. In fact, the city was rebuilt more beautiful and spectacular than before, also thanks to the work of famous architects like Piano, Foster, and Koolhaas that won Rotterdam the "City of Architecture 2007" award. Including the suburbs, its population exceeds 1.2 million inhabitants, making it one of the busiest and liveliest European cities.
What to see in Rotterdam
There are a thousand reasons to visit this city. Its geographical position makes it very close to all the most important centers of Europe such as Amsterdam, Eindhoven, Brussels, France, England and Germany, and every day many people use its airport as a commercial and economic base from which to move on to other parts of the continent.
Specifically, we recommend visiting the following attractions:
- Markthal: first indoor market in the Netherlands, you can find stands of cheeses, typical products and food for vegans.
- Kunsthal: the most important art gallery in Rotterdam, which houses artworks ranging from the Middle Ages to the 21st century.
- Kijk-Kubus: symbol of the city, these are futuristic houses in an inverted cube shaped design.