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Rotterdam an exciting & modern metropolis

Rotterdam is a young and dynamic city with a world-class port. The city is known internationally for its modern architecture, design and creativity, numerous festivals and events and vibrant clubbing culture.

Architecture & Design
The skyline of Rotterdam is constantly changing. The latest high-rise building is named ‘De Rotterdam’ and has been designed by famous Rotterdam-based architect Rem Koolhaas. The much-anticipated new Central Station will be completed by March 2014. The Market Hall, designed by MVRDV, will be the first indoor market hall in the Netherlands. The building consists of a forty metre tall arch in which apartments are being constructed and is scheduled to be completed by September 2014.

Rotterdam: World Port World City
Rotterdam, the ‘Gateway to Europe’, has the largest seaport in Europe and is centrally located at the crossroads of major road, rail and water links. Downtown Rotterdam is only 15 minutes from Rotterdam The Hague Airport. When travelling from Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the Fyra train takes you to Rotterdam in just 26 minutes. Rotterdam offers an ample choice of accommodation. The opening of several new hotels means the city currently has some 4,000 rooms.

Rotterdam: People Make the Inner City
The municipal authorities have made plans to intensify housing density and green spaces in the inner city with a view to tapping into the full potential of downtown Rotterdam. A confident inner city is vital for the resilience of the city as a whole. Rotterdam has developed seven densification strategies to increase the availability of attractive housing in ways that improve the overall quality, liveability and microclimate of the inner city.

Sustainable Rotterdam
In keeping with its desire to make the city green in sustainable ways, Rotterdam is also working on realising several green strategies. Rotterdam has added 75 vegetable gardens, 6,000 trees and 850 square metres of façade gardens since 2010. More than 140,000 square metres of green rooftops have also been realised. Another climate innovation is the water retention project that focuses on a combination of water storage and improving the quality of urban public spaces.

Rotterdam: City of Festivals
Rotterdam was the winner of the 2010 IFEA World Festival & Event City Award. The International Festivals and Events Association praised Rotterdam for its positive local environments supporting festivals and events worldwide. The prevalence of professional organisations with creative ideas in Rotterdam is enhanced by the city’s excellent infrastructure. The services and organisations in the city also work in close cooperation in order to realise events successfully.

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Accommodatie Eurovisie Songfestival 2020 - Rotterdam

Hotels for 12, 14 and the final on 16 May 2020 around Ahoy Rotterdam

The Eurovision Song Contest has been an annual presentation and competition of songs since 24 May 1956 and is broadcast on television throughout Europe; since 1967 the festival has also been broadcast in countries outside Europe. You can also follow the festival on the internet. The festival owes its name to the Eurovision TV Distribution Network, part of the European Radio Union (EBU). Every active member of the EBU can participate in the song festival, which means that some countries that are just outside of Europe can participate. It concerns countries in North Africa, the Middle East and West Asia. Since 2015, Australia has also been participating in the festival despite the fact that it is not a member of the EBU.


Vermeer - famous Dutch painter from Delft

Johannes, Jan or Johan Vermeer (1632 – December 1675) was a Dutch painter who specialized in domestic interior scenes of middle-class life. Vermeer was a moderately successful provincial genre painter in his lifetime. He evidently was not wealthy, leaving his wife and children in debt at his death, perhaps because he produced relatively few paintings.


Claire Morgan The Sound of Silence - Noord Brabants Museum

Claire Morgan - The Sound of Silence: 8 Oct 2016 t/m 8 Jan 2017.  This autumn, the Noordbrabants Museum will exhibit the intriguing work of a young artist from Northern Ireland, Claire Morgan. After successful exhibitions abroad, including in Britain, this will be her first solo museum exhibition in the Netherlands.


Reflex Gallery is delighted to announce a major exhibition of the work of Donald Baechler

Reflex Gallery is delighted to announce a major exhibition of the work of Donald Baechler this September 2016. This will be the first extensive exhibition in the Netherlands for the world-famous American artist.


500.000 tulips in bloom during the 2nd edition of Tulp Festival in Amsterdam

500.000 tulips in bloom during the 2nd edition of Tulp Festival in Amsterdam 60 locations , 400 varieties, walking and bike routes.
For the second year in succession, Amsterdam will be decked in the most glorious colours, throughout April and May. During the Tulp Festival 2016 visitors can marvel at more than 500,000 brightly coloured tulips, of more than 400 different varieties, at 60 locations throughout the capital.


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