Port of Rotterdam tourist information.
Rotterdam is a municipality and city in the Dutch province of South-Holland, situated in the west of The Netherlands and part of the Randstad. The port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe. Covering 105 square kilometres, the port of Rotterdam now stretches over a distance of 40 kilometres. The terminal is situated within the so called ‘Manhattan on the Maas’ right in the City Centre. It consists of the city centre’s historic harbor area, including Delfshaven, the Maashaven/Rijnhaven/Feijenoord complex, the harbours around Nieuw-Mathenesse, Waalhaven, Vondelingenplaat, Eemhaven, Botlek, Europoort, situated along the Calandkanaal, Nieuwe Waterweg and Scheur, and the reclaimed Maasvlakte area, which projects into the North Sea.
The city of Rotterdam is known for the Erasmus University, riverside setting, lively cultural life and its maritime heritage. After being almost completely reconstructed following WWII, the city is now known for its bold, modern architecture, including sky-scrapers, which are an uncommon sight in other Dutch cities. Rotterdam is home to some world-famous architecture from renowned architects like Rem Koolhaas, Piet Blom, Ben van Berkel and others. A few square kilometres of the city centre offers a complete overview of what the twentieth century has produced in terms of modern architecture.