Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Rotterdam, Top congress destination

Rotterdam, city on the Maas, is considered the most modern city of the Netherlands. Atypical in its own country, internationally renowned for its passion for innovation and its unpolished charms. Whether it is its ever-changing skyline full of audacious architecture, its port that is regarded as the smartest in the world, or the “can do” mentality of its residents. Rotterdam is a town with a pronounced character, energetic and always dynamic. That is why so much is possible here.

Rotterdam and Rotterdammers do not shy away from experiments; on the contrary, they are looking for them. Getting down to business and innovating; it is all part of the city’s DNA. It is telling that the day after the bombardment of 14 May 1940, the townspeople were heard singing ‘Wij zijn Rotterdammers, wij houden vol’ (“We are from Rotterdam, we persevere”. This motto, which speaks of resoluteness in action, expresses the character of Rotterdam and its residents. How a bubbling metropolis was built literally on the ruins after the bombardment. A city where these days people from some 170 nationalities are living together. For more information on the city of Rotterdam, please click here.