1. Fortunately, there are many creative, exciting pieces of architecture among modern buildings, like the spectacular Klijk Kubus, at the end of the market.
2. Find some historical past when walking in the Delfshaven neighborhood - old houses within a network of canals
3. We were visiting the only survived old brewery in the city.
4. the full panoramic view from the monumental Euromast lookout tower
5. In Delfshaven, we watched the bridges, which are regularly opened and closed to allow boat traffic.
6. Rotterdammers seem to be friendlier to the tourists than people of Amsterdam (probably because there is no annoying tourist crowd in Rotterdam)
7. The Rotterdam skyline looks beautiful in the night.
8. Streets are clean in the city center (less in some suburbs).
1. There is no Old Town, not even a restored one. The Luftwaffe (German Air Force), in a one-day bombardment, ruined the entire city center in 1940. The modern one built in its place is obviously not so attractive.
2. Many visitors find Rotterdam the least romantical Dutch city.
3. Air is more polluted than in other Dutch cities (heavy industry nearby)
4. If you don't appreciate modern architecture, you won't like Rotterdam.
5. Traffic in and around Rotterdam can be very hectic, including the city ring road.
6. Finding a free parking space is a big challenge.