Port of Rotterdam - the third largest in the world!

The pride of the city that is hosting my family and business now is the European largest port. It is the third largest in the world after Singapore and Shanghai. The territory is covering more than 100 square km and consists of 5 port areas and 3 distribution parks.

Its history goes back to the 14th century when the docks were built right on the banks of the Nieuwe Maas river and there was no direct, or better to say, straight access to the North Sea. In order to ease the access to the open sea from the port, a Nieuwe Waterweg (a large man-made canal) was dug in the 19th century. Petrochemical industry and general cargo shipments are the most prominent for the port.

To have a better look at the port facilities and enjoy the view of Rotterdam from the water, I suggest to take Speedo boat extended harbor tour. It lasts approximately 2.5 hours and runs 3 days a week in the morning.  
Majestic view of Rotterdam skyline from the water:
Kop van Zuid

Maastoren (left) - the tallest building in Rotterdam (164.75 m)

Erasmus bridge

De Rotterdam (left) - one of the newest addition to Kop van Zuid: finished in 2013, this is a complex that has a hotel, offices, and apartments. 

Inntel Hotel Rotterdam



SS Rotterdam




Port and its facilities and private companies



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