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Rotterdam is a city in the Netherlands. It is the second largest city and has one of the largest and the busiest ports in the world. Rotterdam was just a dam that was constructed to control the Rotte River and now it is one of the most highly commercialized city centers in the world. The secret of Rotterdam’s success is its location. It is in the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt delta in the North Sea. Rotterdam is also where most of the rail, air, waterway and roadways start which is why it is dubbed as the “Gateway to Europe.” The city center of Rotterdam has the highest singles population as well as people with higher education and higher income bracket. In Rotterdam, about 80% of homes are rented. The city center also has the highest population of foreign-born citizens and a large percentage of shops here are also run by foreign-born citizens.
Rotterdam is the perfect place to live in Netherlands because of the high standards of living in the city. It is the main shipping industry in the country with companies such as AP Moller Maersk leading the pack. Large companies such as Unilever and Mittal Steel Company N.V. are just two of the international companies that have made Rotterdam their home. Offices of Robeco, Fortis, ABN AMRO, ING, Rotterdam WTC and Maersk Line headquarters are also located in the city. If you are looking to expand your career then Rotterdam may be the place that you need to be.
Major universities like the Erasmus University Rotterdam along with the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University and the Woudstein campus are all located in Rotterdam. The university has the largest student association in the world. Rotterdam also has an art school called the Willem de Kooning Academy together with the Piet Zwart Institute for post graduate studies in art. There are three universities for applied science in the city: Hogeschool Rotterdam, Hogeschool INHOLLAND and the Hogeschool voor Muziek en Dans. International schools also dot Rotterdam like the American International School of the Hague and the American International School of Rotterdam. Rotterdam is the only city that has the Shipping and Transport College that offers vocational, masters and bachelor’s degrees in all levels of studies.
Unique to Rotterdam are the many events and cultural festivals that you can only find in the city. The International Film Festival Rotterdam, the Rotterdam Open ABM AMRO ATP 500 Tennis Tournament, the Rotterdam Marathon, The World Port Days, the Summer Carnival and so many more.
Rotterdam transport is efficient and practical. It has national, local and regional public transport systems. The ring road traverses in Rotterdam with routes to The Hague, Antwerp, Paris and Bergen op Zoom. Rotterdam The Hague Airport is the third largest airport in the Netherlands with flights to any international and local destinations every day. There are also trains from the Dutch railway network, tram lines, metro systems, 33 city bus lines and finally via water bus; these are among the most popular ways to travel in the city.
If you are looking for rooms for rent for a long term in Rotterdam then you can definitely find the room that you are looking for when you compare rates, features and amenities of different units. Rooms in the city are classified according to their size, style and rate. Expect costly units located near the port as well as rooms for rent near business and commercial hubs. Compare about three or more rooms so you can get the best deals in Rotterdam.