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.
Shop at Lijnbaan, one of Europe’s first shopping centers. For bargains, wait until evening and catch the discounts.
Sample the seafood in this port city but try the Indonesian and Far Eastern tastes too.
Rotterdam has a temperate climate with warm summers and damp, cold winters. The average year-round temperature is 17 degrees Celsius.
Dutch, a dialect of Flemish, is spoken in Holland.
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.
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WHERE IN THE WORLD
In southwest Holland, in Europe.
Turkish Airlines has Istanbul-Rotterdam-Istanbul fights on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays. For information: www.turkishairlines.com