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Rotterdam is a city in the south Holland region of the Netherlands, and its huge port, road, and railway network have given it the nickname "The gateway to the world". Rotterdam represents an uncommon sight, as far as Dutch cities are concerned, due to the near complete destruction of the city during World War II, which led to a large rebuilding program that included skyscrapers. The city was founded around 900 AD with the construction of flood dikes, and, interestingly, during the Great War Rotterdam was a hub of spy activity because of Dutch neutrality. Finding and booking your ideal hotel in Rotterdam can be a difficult task, especially since there are so many hotels to choose from. With, you can find the hotel best suited to your expectations thanks to thousands of user submitted hotel reviews, photo galleries of the hotel rooms, and our helpful Google maps applet.

What's Rotterdam Like?

Rotterdam is a popular cultural destination in Holland, with plenty of modern attractions and a thriving nightlife. One of the must see landmarks is the Old Harbor, which, although it has been partially restored, still retains the spirit of its original form. Delfshaven is one of the oldest streets in the city, and remains largely untouched from destruction of WWII, and even features a traditional Dutch windmill. Of course, this metropolitan city also contains plenty of shopping streets, such as Blaak Markt, Beurstraverse, and the Alexandrium Mall, all of which contain a mix of both big brand names as well as specialty stores. Popular museums such as Wereldmuseum (World Museum) and the Maritime Museum have plenty of artifacts and exhibits from around the world to entertain anyone for hours.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Rotterdam

Situated along the cost, Rotterdam experiences a mild climate, which leads to warm summers and mild and windy winters. Summer lasts from June to August, and typical temperature during the afternoon will be around 71 Fahrenheit, however during a heatwave can increase to as high as 93 Fahrenheit. Most of the locals will speak English, and are always eager to show off their English speaking skills to tourists, even if you try to communicate in Dutch. You might find a pocket reference book handy if you plan on making use of public transport. The main public transport hub is Rotterdam Centraal railway station, which offers direct links to cities such as Amsterdam, Gouda, Utrecht, and Brussels; ideal for day trips out of the city. You can easily book hotels at for all of your trips in and around Rotterdam.