Rotterdam is not a stereotypically quaint Dutch city. Virtually flattened in the Second World War, it is now a dynamic modern port with striking tower blocks either side of the Nieuwe Maas waterway. Much of the architecture, from the elegant Erasmus Bridge to the tilted yellow cube houses at Overblaak, is remarkable. Visitors will also discover a cluster of first-class museums around the Museumpark.
Picture: Rotterdam Port – Courtesy of Moyan Brenn via flickr