What to know before you visit Rotterdam, Netherlands
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Rotterdam is a city in South Holland, Netherlands with a population of approximately 590 000 inhabitants in the city itself and 1 600 000 inhabitants in the metropolitan area. This is a port city, is part of the ports of departure for the big transatlantic. Rotterdam became a city officially in 1340, with massive evolution in the passing of the years, so it became from fishing village, an international transport, trade and industry center Unfortunately, during the Second World War, the whole downtown was destroyed, but the city has managed to rise from the ashes and today is a modern city.
In Rotterdam we can visit the following buildings: the Boymans Van Beuningen Museum, Euromast and space adventure, the Gateway to Europe, the Maasboulevard. Boulevard.
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Rotterdam History seems to date back to the year 900 when the first settlement had lived on this land. During those early historical years this land was famous by the name of Rotte or by the name Rotta. The word Rotta had come from the word rot which meant muddy and as the presence of water around the region had made it look like a fen (which is a kind of wet land) hence this was the most suitable name. All this had started during the year 900.Rotterdam History - Step One towards Development It was around the year 1150 when a huge flood struck the region. It was this huge flood that halted all sorts of development work which was going on in... Read more »
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