Rotterdam

Date: February 2014

Rotterdam
Rotterdam

PLACES TO SEE
01_  Visit the Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen’s rich art collections.
02_  Be sure to see the Cube Houses with their interesting architecture in the heart of Rotterdam.

SHOPPING
Shop at Lijnbaan, one of Europe’s first shopping centers. For bargains, wait until evening and catch the discounts.

CUISINE
Sample the seafood in this port city but try the Indonesian and Far Eastern tastes too.

CLIMATE
Rotterdam has a temperate climate with warm summers and damp, cold winters. The average year-round temperature is 17 degrees Celsius.

LANGUAGE
Dutch, a dialect of Flemish, is spoken in Holland.

LOCAL CULTURE
The city’s countless art and music festivals are proof positive that Rotterdam is one of Europe’s entertainment capitals.

THINGS TO DO
01_  View the city from Euromast Tower, the city’s highest observation point.
02_  Photograph the gaily colored tulips in the Haarlem tulip gardens.

TIME ZONE
GMT + 1

WHERE IN THE WORLD
In southwest Holland, in Europe.

FLIGHTS
Turkish Airlines has Istanbul-Rotterdam-Istanbul fights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. For information: www.turkishairlines.com