Rotterdam / Netherlands
With over 500,000 inhabitants, Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands. In terms of transport technology, however, it is world-class - Rotterdam has the largest seaport in the world.
Unfortunately, the city was badly destroyed in World War II. Only a few buildings are preserved. Nevertheless, Rotterdam is a cultural center. The various educational institutions - the Music and Art College and the new university - give the city a very lively character. Its diversity is also legendary due to the port and the former Dutch colonies.
Remains, which were spared from the war, include Provenierswijk and the town hall. The Lorenzkirche has also been preserved. In addition, parts of the old harbor can be seen in the district of Delfshaven.
There are also many more modern districts, just near the harbor. The Cubic Houses, houses in cubic form, are worth seeing here. As you stroll through the city, you will discover even more interesting districts and buildings.
For art lovers, there is also the Beuningen Museum and the Art Gallery, and for those who are less inclined to sight-seeing than to rest, the Zoological Garden, the TV tower, wherefrom you can glance into the distance and numerous pubs and cafes in the city center.