One of the great advantages of the city of Utrecht is that it is geographically located in the heart of the Netherlands. It is a highly cultured city, well noted for its museums, music halls, and festivals. The night scene in Utrecht thrives as well- with dancing in a discotheque, enjoying a pub or gambling in a casino, Utrecht has it all. The city of Rotterdam is one that is truly unique. Located on the Maas River, Rotterdam boasts one of the biggest ports in the world. The city is adorned with exceptional architecture and endearing culture. Here, one finds a never-ending abundance of attractions, festivals and museums. The culture of Rotterdam is youthful and vibrant. It is full of shopping facilities, restaurants, cafes, discotheques and clubs.

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It is an ideal destination for festival visitors. In Rotterdam, a host of events and festivals are held each year, including cultural, sports, theater and music festivals. The Rotterdam Film Festival is a well known example, as is the World Harbor Festival and the Heineken Dance Parade.

Fantastic sights of Rotterdam include the Euromast which is the place one goes for the very best view in town. The elevator takes guests up to the platforms for a vast, panoramic view over all of Rotterdam.

Another exceptional destination within Rotterdam is the Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, which holds a spectacular collection of centuries-old works, as well as contemporary art. Some masters’ works found here include names such as Rembrandt, Monet, Dali, and Van Gogh. Kunsthal boasts superb art collections from a broad spectrm of genres.

At the Maritime Museum, one finds a great collection of large ship models, navigational tools and plenty of information regarding Holland’s rich naval tradition. We also encourage visitors to opt to sail through Rotterdam. Fantastic tours within 75 minutes offer unforgettable views of the skyline, cityscape and docks.

The fantastic Zoo Blijdorp has some extraordinary venues, created with a truly wild life feel. Here sharks can be viewed, as well as elephants, lions, bats, and so much more.

The Netherlands Architecture Institute provides a great introduction to historical and contemporary architecture displayed in over fifteen exhibitions. The intriguing kubus or cube homes, designed by Piet Blom, are a marvelous sight to see, and one can learn all about them in the KijkKubus museum home.

With such a lively spirit, the city of Rotterdam is a one stop destination for entertainment and fun.

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