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The second largest city in the Netherlands, Rotterdam lies on both banks of the Nieuwe Maas, the tidal southern arm of the Rhine, where it's joined by the little River Rotte. It's also the world's largest port, home to the massive Europoort facility through which so much freight passes on its way to and from the continent. Although almost completely destroyed by German air attacks in 1940, central Rotterdam was energetically rebuilt after the war and re-planned with modern shopping streets, residential districts, and high-rises, making it one of the most modern and architecturally interesting cities in Europe. Despite it's modernity, the city dates back to medieval times and was already prosperous by the 13th century, when a dam was built to separate the Rotte from the Nieuwe Maas (hence the city's name). Rotterdam has also long been important as a cultural hub, its early prosperity leading to the birth of Rotterdam's most celebrated citizen, the humanist Erasmus, born here in 1467. Today, it's as popular for its vibrant entertainment options as it is for its many fine museums, splendid architecture, and maritime tourist attractions.

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Carter Creek28-Jul-2020 23:34
Impressive buildings. V
larose forest photos28-Jul-2020 23:31
What an interesting cityscape you have captured here, very striking buildings. V
Jeff Real28-Jul-2020 22:53
What a great collection of shapes you have captured here!
janescottcumming28-Jul-2020 21:56
Very modern looking!
Apostolos Tikopoulos28-Jul-2020 21:04
So beautiful and impressive buildings. V.
Nick Paoni28-Jul-2020 20:12
Love the modern architecture.
Pierre28-Jul-2020 20:07
Un point de vue formidable sur les superbes édifices de cette grande ville! V
Dennis Hoyne28-Jul-2020 19:54
Interesting background information on this lovely city.
Ton T.28-Jul-2020 19:41
Superbly composed José! V
Walter Otto Koenig28-Jul-2020 19:41
Interesting view of this modern architecture. Looks interesting, but lacks character. "V"
Tom Munson28-Jul-2020 19:28
Impressive building, Jose.
Glenn D.28-Jul-2020 18:48
So much variety in architecture - freedom to express...
Helen Betts28-Jul-2020 18:06
Good POV to show off the city's striking architecture. V.
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