Rotterdam is a dynamic and international city where you can positively soak up the ‘can do’ spirit just about everywhere you go. Rotterdam is a major port and has many internationally renowned scientific institutions, a thriving international business community, high culture, architecture and leisure, all in one place.
Rotterdam is a truly cosmopolitan city which is home to a wealth of cultures. The more than 170 nationalities represented among Rotterdam residents give the city a rich and dynamic international atmosphere. The results of this cultural diversity include an urban youth culture, a range of festivals and events, a unique choice in shops and a staggering array of restaurants and snack bars.
Rotterdam never sleeps, there is always something going on. Every year, new, original festivals are launched. New restaurants, bars, coffee bars and clubs are opening at exciting locations all the time. Leading museums and art institutions, such as the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen and the Kunsthal Rotterdam, continue to attract attention with high-profile exhibitions. And also the range of shopping opportunities grow day by day, from famous international fashion stores to cool design shops selling products produced locally.