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Rotterdam

The Netherlands

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De Staat
Wed,30 Nov 2022

De Staat

    Carmina Burana
    Thu,8 Dec 2022

    Carmina Burana

    • rock
    Michelle David & the True-tones
    Thu,22 Dec 2022

    Michelle David & The True-tones

      The Nutcracker
      Sun,22 Jan 2023

      The Nutcracker

        Manowar
        Wed,8 Feb 2023

        Manowar

          Nick Mulvey
          Mon,20 Feb 2023

          Nick Mulvey

            Panic! At The Disco - VIVA LAS VENGEANCE TOUR UK & EUROPE 2023
            Sat,25 Feb 2023

            Panic! At The Disco - VIVA LAS VENGEANCE TOUR UK & EUROPE 2023

            Panic! At The Disco

              Isaiah Rashad
              Sat,11 Mar 2023

              Isaiah Rashad

                Beste Zangers Live
                Sat,1 Apr 2023

                Beste Zangers Live

                Jaap Reesema, Blanks, Nielson and more

                • pop
                • rock
                Benny Sings
                Wed,5 Apr 2023

                Benny Sings

                  dEUS
                  Thu,6 Apr 2023

                  dEUS

                  dEUS, Zita Swoon

                    Motel Mozaique Festival 2023 | 3-dagen Passe-partout
                    Thu,13 Apr 2023

                    Motel Mozaique Festival 2023 | 3-dagen Passe-partout

                    Big Thief

                      Discover Rotterdam

                      Rotterdam is a city in the province of South Holland in the west of the Netherlands. The city is the second largest in the country with a population of approximately 640,000 inhabitants in the municipality and about 2.3 million inhabitants in the shared metropolitan area of The Hague and Rotterdam MRDH. Rotterdam is a vibrant, multicultural city; it is known for its university (Erasmus), cutting-edge architecture, lively cultural life, industrial riverside setting, its maritime heritage and colourful summer events. The municipality stretches all the way to the North Sea with gigantic areas like Europoort and Maasvlakte 1&2. All belong to the Port of Rotterdam. Starting as a dam constructed in 1270 on the Rotte River, Rotterdam has grown into a major international commercial centre. The port of Rotterdam is Europe's busiest port by cargo tonnage, and was the world's busiest from 1962 until it was surpassed by Shanghai in 2004. Rotterdam's commercial and strategic importance is based on its location near the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas (New Meuse), a channel in the delta formed by the Rhine and Meuse on the North Sea. These rivers lead directly into the centre of Europe, including the industrial Ruhr region, which is why Rotterdam is often called the "Gateway to Europe". The bombing of Rotterdam on May 14, 1940 by Nazi Germany forced the Dutch army to capitulate. The centre of Rotterdam was almost completely destroyed by the Luftwaffe, with 900 civilians killed and 80,000 homeless. Rotterdam was gradually rebuilt from the 1950s through the 1990s. Since then many relatively high buildings (for Dutch standards) have been emerging throughout and around the city centre. Daring and new styles of apartments, office buildings and recreation facilities resulted in Rotterdam becoming a city of modern architecture and the only city in the Netherlands with a modern skyline. Due to this, the city is especially interesting for Dutch people to visit.

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