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)
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
Port and its facilities and private companies
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Labels: cargo, docks, Erasmus, Euromast, Inntel, July 2013; Rotterdam; containers; port; ship; Delfhaven, Kop van Zuid, Maastoren, Nieuwe Waterweg, North Sea, Speedo boat tour, SS Rotterdam, STC B.V., Veerhaven