Pink skies and the distinctive Erasmusbrug Bridge in Rotterdam
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The Netherlands

Strikingly modern architecture and a vibrant cultural life define the city of Rotterdam, located on the Rhine-Meuse-Scheldt river delta that spills into the North Sea. Rotterdam has a rich history that goes back to the 1200s, with early settlers that included seafarers and fishing communities. As the largest and busiest port in Europe, this city has long been an important hub for shipping and cargo handling. But it's also bustling with cool art galleries, top-notch bars and an impressive skyline dominated by the distinctive Erasmusburg (Erasmus Bridge).

A popular Dutch saying goes: "Amsterdam to party, Den Haag to live, Rotterdam to work". But with a plethora of modern developments and an abundance of things to do and see in this underrated Dutch city, we'd definitely beg to differ.