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Rotterdam is Holland’s second city and the largest port in Europe. It is also a quintessential hub of art and culture. It is located in the west of the Netherlands, 30 kilometers away from the sea, on the banks of the River Meuse. It has a maritime climate: it is cold and damp in winter and mild in summer. The city is popular because of its changeableness. Historically, it has been one of the main industrial and marine transport centers of the Netherlands. Johan van Barneveld funded the creation of the Port of Rotterdam at the end of the 6th century, with the aim of developing maritime trade, which was experiencing a boom at the time. The city was completely destroyed during the Second World War, and had to be rebuilt on top of the ruins. By the 1960s it was already completely rebuilt and its housing problems were solved by expanding the city. It developed a modern touch, which few cities in Europe have. Its avant-garde architecture attracts a lot of visitors. Genuine works of art have been created by renovating old buildings and updating deteriorated areas. One example of this is Delfshaven or Wedtelijk Handelsterrein, two picturesque neighborhoods where former port warehouses have been converted into galleries and restaurants, which offer great flavors from around the world. When night falls, the area comes alive with upbeat nightclubs that are open until dawn. Rotterdam is also known as the Manhattan of the Meuse because of its skyscrapers that you can see reflected in the river and its interesting urban life. The city has a lot to offer culturally speaking. Like any other major city, it has art and history museums. The city is also home to many shops selling famous brands and excellent cafés, restaurants and bars. There are also parks where you can go for a stroll and relax. However, the most attractive element of the city is the liberal, carefree and youthful atmosphere that envelops it. Consult our website to rent one of our apartments in Rotterdam in the area of the city that you like the most.
If there is one thing that distinguishes Rotterdam from other cities it is the fact that it had to be rebuilt from the rubble following the bombings that the city suffered during the Second World War, as it was completely destroyed. It was rebuilt so precisely that nothing was left to chance. Just by looking at it you can see that all of the buildings are in harmony with each other and the structure has been well thought out. In addition, the city is very open to visitors. Accommodation in Rotterdam is widely varied. There are lots of hotels, ranging from the basic to the very luxurious. They are in huge, modern buildings and some of them, which are known as boathotels, even float. Apartments to rent in Rotterdam are the best alternative; they come at very reasonable prices and offer unbeatable quality. They are beautifully designed, spacious, located in the best areas of the city center, very well equipped and have Wi-Fi, a kitchen, a washing machine and a dryer in addition to being suitable for 2 or more people. They are ideal for those who like their independence. If fun and nightlife is what interests you, you could look into renting a studio. They also offer all the comforts you need to ensure that you are sufficiently rested and the majority of them offer Wi-Fi and are well connected to other parts of the city. It is also possible to find accommodation in B&Bs that are well connected to other parts of the city and offer excellent prices. Finally, the hostels and guesthouses in the city are extremely comfortable and moderately priced. So, depending on your preferences and budget, you can find accommodation wherever suits you best.
Many of our apartments in Rotterdam are located near these interesting places. They are well equipped with all types of comforts and services so that you do not need to worry about your accommodation while you are on holiday.
The famous Cube Houses or Kubuswoning were designed by the architect Piet Blom. They date back to 1984 and are located on Overblaak Street, in the heart of the city.
The Red Apple is a skyscraper that consists of two red cubes, visible from all over the city. It is a symbol of the city’s avant-garde architecture and a novelty for visitors.
The Witte Huis, or White House, was the first Art Nouveau skyscraper in Europe and is similar to the 19th-century buildings of New York. It was designed by the architect William Molenbroek.
Rotterdam Airport is 5 kilometers away from the city center. The bus stop is opposite the airport terminal. You can take the No.33 bus to the Central Station. From there you can take a metro, taxi or bus to anywhere in the city. You can take a taxi opposite the airport’s exit. They do not have a fixed price and you will not be charged for your luggage. The airport also has car rental companies, in case you wish to travel outside Rotterdam and discover a bit more of the Netherlands.