A major port city and an integral part of Netherlands, Rotterdam is located in the province of South Holland. With architecture beyond its years, engaging local activities like canal surfing, and a surge in the drinking and dining scene, Rotterdam is growing to be one of Europe’s hottest cities, and a traveller’s delight. Rotterdam, being Netherlands’ second largest city is home to a very pluralistic community, and is steeped in coastal tradition.
Rotterdam is an eclectic viewing gallery of modern, post modern and contemporary construction, with influences from all over the world. For a city that was once razed to the ground by World War II bombers, rebuilding has taken place at a remarkable pace, with a feverish eye for vision and ingenuity.
There’s plenty to see, including the Maritime Museum, which traces the city's seafaring history. The city is also known for the 17th century neighbourhood of Delfshaven, which is famed for canal shopping and the Pilgrim Fathers Church. Rotterdam has a multitude of tunnels and bridges built, including the famous Erasmusburg, the white cable bridge. Getting around the city is most efficient by a car rental from Rotterdam airport when you land here. There’s plenty of options for car hires from Rotterdam airport, with something for every traveller.