Known as the Gateway to Europe, the port of Rotterdam is one of the biggest in the world and plays a crucial role in Rotterdam’s daily life. Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands and the largest port in Europe, making it both a vibrant and multicultural destination. The city of Rotterdam is a modern cityscape, but you still can get an impression of Rotterdam before 1940 as you visit the picturesque Delfshaven. More pieces of heritage are the White House, the St. Laurenskerk and the Van Nelle Ontwerpfabriek. Shopping in Rotterdam is just as varied as the city itself. Walk in the megastores, major shopping districts or the hidden boutiques selling exotic, street wise and authentic clothing.