Rotterdam is home to Europe’s largest seaport and has been called the “gateway to the world”. And that’s what makes it a perfect coliving destination. The city has just under 700,000 residents and over 180 nationalities live here, which makes this a great place for digital nomads who are looking for a new experience. This economical hub was nearly destroyed during World War Two, but since then has flourished into a global hub and powerhouse. This is a great city as it is only a short distance away from Amsterdam and has a rich history to back its story.
Rotterdam is known for its university, riverside setting, lively cultural life, maritime heritage, and modern architecture. Here you will find no shortage of interesting ways to spend your free time. After a busy day of working remotely, you could find yourself at many different riverside cafes and restaurants to finish out the day. Most people of Rotterdam live a very active lifestyle, so if you are a sports or health fanatic, you will fit right in. Every sport you could imagine can be found in the vicinity around this metropolis.
If you have a passion for the arts, well then you’re in luck. You can find world-class museums and theatres here for a classical evening out on the town. Witnessing shows that can only be seen here in Rotterdam. There is no need for a car here because Rotterdam has every kind of transportation imaginable. From your bus system and subway to boat taxis and airports. If you’re not using public transport, many of the residents often use bicycles to get around. One of the busiest airports in the world is not far from here either. Amsterdam’s international airport has direct flights to every continent in the world to get you where you need to go next.
Fun facts about Rotterdam:
- Rotterdam is full of rivers and canals, and the water taxi is a great way to explore the city
- If you take into account size and tonnage, the port of Rotterdam is second-to-largest in the world after Shanghai in China
- Rotterdam has the highest number of professional football clubs in the Netherlands
- The city has more architectural bureaus than any other Dutch city