Rotterdam

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Rotterdam (, UK also ; ) is a city and municipality in the Netherlands.
The five largest cities in the Netherlands are Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague, Utrecht, and Eindhoven.

List of cities in the Netherlands by province

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Rotterdam (, UK also ; ) is a city and municipality in the Netherlands.
When discussing cities, the distinction is sometimes made between the "big four" (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht), the middle-sized cities and other ones.

Erasmus University Rotterdam

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Rotterdam is known for its Erasmus University, its riverside setting, lively cultural life, maritime heritage and modern architecture.
Erasmus University Rotterdam (abbreviated as EUR, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam ) is a public university located in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

South Holland

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It is the second-largest Dutch city after Amsterdam, and is located in the province of South Holland, at the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas channel leading into the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta at the North Sea.
The provincial capital is The Hague, while its largest city is Rotterdam.

Dam

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Its history goes back to 1270, when a dam was constructed in the Rotte, after which people settled around it for safety.
The names of more than 40 places (with minor changes) from the Middle Dutch era (1150–1500 CE) such as Amsterdam (founded as 'Amstelredam' in the late 12th century) and Rotterdam, also bear testimony to the use of the word in Middle Dutch at that time.

Port of Rotterdam

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A major logistic and economic centre, Rotterdam is Europe's largest port, and had previously been the largest port of the world for a long time.
The Port of Rotterdam is the largest port in Europe, located in the city of Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Amsterdam

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It is the second-largest Dutch city after Amsterdam, and is located in the province of South Holland, at the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas channel leading into the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta at the North Sea.
Amsterdam is much younger than Dutch cities such as Nijmegen, Rotterdam, and Utrecht.

Eurovision Song Contest 2020

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Rotterdam will host the Eurovision Song Contest 2020.
The contest will take place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, following at the in Tel Aviv, Israel, with the song "Arcade" performed by Duncan Laurence.

Rhine

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The Rhine, Meuse and Scheldt give waterway access into the heart of Western Europe, including the highly industrialized Ruhr.
Among the biggest and most important cities on the Rhine are Cologne, Düsseldorf, Rotterdam, Strasbourg and Basel.

Ben van Berkel

The near-complete destruction of the city centre in the World War II Rotterdam Blitz has resulted in a varied architectural landscape, including sky-scrapers (an uncommon sight in other Dutch cities) designed by renowned architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Piet Blom and Ben van Berkel.
With his studio he designed, among others, the Erasmus Bridge in Rotterdam, the Moebius House in the Netherlands, the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany, Arnhem Central Station, the Singapore University of Architecture and Design, Raffles City in Hangzhou and numerous other buildings.

Rem Koolhaas

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The near-complete destruction of the city centre in the World War II Rotterdam Blitz has resulted in a varied architectural landscape, including sky-scrapers (an uncommon sight in other Dutch cities) designed by renowned architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Piet Blom and Ben van Berkel.
Remment Koolhaas, usually abbreviated to Rem Koolhaas, was born on 17 November 1944 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, to Anton Koolhaas (1912–1992) and Selinde Pietertje Roosenburg (born 1920).

German bombing of Rotterdam

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The near-complete destruction of the city centre in the World War II Rotterdam Blitz has resulted in a varied architectural landscape, including sky-scrapers (an uncommon sight in other Dutch cities) designed by renowned architects such as Rem Koolhaas, Piet Blom and Ben van Berkel.
The German bombing of Rotterdam, also known as the Rotterdam Blitz, was the aerial bombardment of Rotterdam by the Luftwaffe on 14 May 1940, during the German invasion of the Netherlands in World War II.

The Destroyed City

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Ossip Zadkine later attempted to capture the event with his statue De Verwoeste Stad ('The Destroyed City').
The Destroyed City (Dutch: De verwoeste stad) is a bronze memorial sculpture in the Dutch city of Rotterdam.

Kop van Zuid

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In the 1990s, the Kop van Zuid was built on the south bank of the river as a new business centre.
Kop van Zuid is a neighborhood of Rotterdam, The Netherlands, located on the south bank of the Nieuwe Maas opposite the center of town.

The Hague

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Rotterdam forms the centre of the Rijnmond conurbation, bordering the conurbation surrounding The Hague to the north-west.
With a metropolitan population of more than 1 million, it is the third-largest city in the Netherlands, after Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

Rotterdam The Hague Airport

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They share the Rotterdam The Hague Airport and a light rail system called RandstadRail.
Rotterdam The Hague Airport (formerly Rotterdam Airport, Vliegveld Zestienhoven in Dutch), located 3 NM north northwest of Rotterdam, is the third largest airport in the Netherlands.

Hook of Holland

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Alternatively people go the beach of Hoek van Holland (which is a Rotterdam district) or one of the beaches in Zeeland: Renesse or the Zuid Hollandse Eilanden: Ouddorp, Oostvoorne.
The town is administered by the municipality of Rotterdam as a district of that city.

Rijnmond

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Rotterdam forms the centre of the Rijnmond conurbation, bordering the conurbation surrounding The Hague to the north-west.
Rijnmond (literally Rhine Mouth, Mouth of the Rhine, Rhine Estuary) is the conurbation surrounding the city of Rotterdam in the Netherlands.

RandstadRail

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They share the Rotterdam The Hague Airport and a light rail system called RandstadRail.
RandstadRail (RR) is the official name of a public transportation rapid transit network in the southern part of the Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area in the west of the Netherlands, connecting The Hague, Zoetermeer and Rotterdam.

Schie

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Around the year 1350, a shipping canal, the Rotterdamse Schie was completed, which provided Rotterdam access to the larger towns in the north, allowing it to become a local trans-shipment centre between the Netherlands, England and Germany, and to urbanize.
The existence of these four streams is the result of medieval rivalry among the cities of Delft, Rotterdam, and Schiedam for toll rights.

Randstad

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On its turn, the Rijnmond conurbation is part of the southern wing (the Zuidvleugel) of the Randstad, which is one of the most important economic and densely populated areas in the north-west of Europe.
The Randstad is a megalopolis in the central-western Netherlands consisting primarily of the four largest Dutch cities (Amsterdam, Rotterdam, The Hague and Utrecht) and their surrounding areas.

Erasmusbrug

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The statue stands near the Leuvehaven, not far from the Erasmusbrug in the centre of the city, on the north shore of the river Nieuwe Maas.
Erasmusbrug (English: "Erasmus Bridge") is a combined cable-stayed and bascule bridge in the centre of Rotterdam, connecting the north and south parts of this city, second largest in the Netherlands.

North Sea

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It is the second-largest Dutch city after Amsterdam, and is located in the province of South Holland, at the mouth of the Nieuwe Maas channel leading into the Rhine–Meuse–Scheldt delta at the North Sea.
Major ports are located along its coasts: Rotterdam, the busiest port in Europe and the fourth busiest port in the world by tonnage, Antwerp (was 16th) and Hamburg (was 27th), Bremen/Bremerhaven and Felixstowe, both in the top 30 busiest container seaports, as well as the Port of Bruges-Zeebrugge, Europe's leading ro-ro port.

Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area

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The municipality of Rotterdam is part of the Rotterdam-The Hague Metropolitan Area which, as of 2015, covers an area of 1,130 km 2, of which 990 km km 2 is land, and has a population of approximately 2,563,197.
The Rotterdam–The Hague metropolitan area (Metropoolregio Rotterdam Den Haag) is a metropolitan area encompassing the cities of Rotterdam and The Hague as well as 21 other municipalities.

Rotte (river)

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Its history goes back to 1270, when a dam was constructed in the Rotte, after which people settled around it for safety.
The Rotte is the eponym of the city of Rotterdam: the city was founded in the 13th century when a dam was built along the river.