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Rotterdam World City

Rotterdam is a young, dynamic, international city with a passionately beating heart. The city keeps reinventing itself at a rapid pace, redefining and expanding its already impressive skyline every time you visit and presenting new cultural and sporting events to surprise and delight you.

  • ROTTERDAM PRIDE

    Paint the town pink for a full weekend with this festival featuring gay-friendly activities in the field of art and culture.

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  • 1001 INVENTIONS

    This exhibition uncovers a Thousand Years of Science and Technology Developed Throughout Muslim Civilization.

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  • THE CHOICE

    Exceptional shows from all over the world play in the Schouwburg municipal theatre and at various other locations.

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    • DUTCH MARITIME HIGH-TECH

      This exhibition, which has been put together in cooperation with IHC Merwede, offers a look behind the scenes at the world of the dredging industry, the offshore sector and mining.

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    • 200 GREATEST PAINTINGS

      A canon of Western art history that everyone recognizes. These two hundred works are reproduced in a particularly precise manner and exhibited chronological together in the exhibition.

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    • WAR HORSE

      Worldwide theatre phenomenon boasting true-to-life horses. War Horse has been seen by more than four million theatre visitors around the world since its premiere in London in 2007.

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    • VISIT ROTTERDAM

      Rotterdam is a city that you have to visit. Rough Guides placed Rotterdam at number 8 on the list of must-see cities for 2014. Rotterdam was also placed at 10th place on the New York Times list of '52 Places to Go in 2014'.

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    • CITY OF ARCHITECTURE

      Rotterdam is truly a world city. The impressive skyline can be seen from afar, enhancing the city’s imposing appearance characterised by landmarks as the Euromast and the Erasmus Bridge. Rotterdam is known in the Netherlands and abroad as a city of great architecture, featuring many examples of innovative construction.

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    • ATTRACTIONS FOR EVERYONE

      More than three million people a year visit Rotterdam’s attractions. Whether it’s on the water, in the centre of the city, high in the air or out in nature, Rotterdam has something to offer everyone for a successful day out.

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    • FROM TOP MUSEUMS TO SMALL ART GALLERIES

      Rotterdam’s museums offer a highly diverse range of collections and expositions: from modern art to historical artefacts, from architecture to photography and from historical ships to exotic animals. There are also many interesting galleries at various locations throughout the city. The area around the Museumpark is particularly well blessed with museums.

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    • A FEAST FOR THE EYES AND EARS

      Rotterdam is home to various music, theatre and dance groups. All of these companies can find excellent venues in Rotterdam: from international dance and drama, wonderful musicals and music of all kinds to opera. World-famous pop stars and bands stage their spectacular shows in Rotterdam’s leading concert halls.

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    • GET A TASTE OF ROTTERDAM

      From classic French cuisine to spicy and exotic dishes, Rotterdam has it all. Every district has its own character when it comes to food and drinks. The city boasts a wide range of restaurants and cafés in the city centre.

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    • DIVE INTO THE NIGHTLIFE

      Party well into the night! Rotterdam’s nightlife is metropolitan and alluring, catering to every taste. Whether you love dance, pop or salsa, Rotterdam is always playing your favourite music somewhere.

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    • SHOP TILL YOU DROP

      Rotterdam is a fabulous shopping city any season of the year. The shops in the city centre are open seven days a week. From exclusive to popular, from megastore to small boutique, situated in an arcade or a bustling street, Rotterdam has it all.

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    About Rotterdam Info

    Welcome to Rotterdam Info - the official website of the Rotterdam Tourism Board. Discover here how Rotterdam is always surprising with new architecture, festival & events, attractions and a variety of art & culture. See our events calendar and tips on the best clubs, restaurants, hotels and shops in Rotterdam.

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