Rotterdam. Make It Happen.

August 15, 2016
Futuristic architecture, amazing nightlife and countless local initiatives. Rotterdam is the city of opportunities, where any one of the 170 nationalities living there make their dreams come true. Whether it's by organizing a dodgeball tournament on top of a parking garage, building a German 'Biergarten' next to train tracks or by hosting a contemporary art fair in former tobacco factory, it happens in Rotterdam.

People in Rotterdam Make It Happen, and we're proud of it. That's why we'd like to show you our beautiful city along the river Meuse. The skyline is completely unlike any other city in the Netherlands, and we're never done building. We have tilted cube houses and we build a market hall in the shape of an upside down fruit basket (no really!).

But that's not the only thing we're proud of. Amazing street art crosses the whole city and when you shop in Rotterdam, local makers make you doubt the main brands' coolness. When you decide to stop for a quick drink, before you know it, it's 2 am and your dancing your ass off in one of the many, many bars and clubs. Did we mention the countless festivals that overflow Rotterdam in summertime? Whether you like food trucks, summer carnival or EDM, Rotterdam has it.

MTV chose to host this years EMA's in Rotterdam and we are really proud of that! Both our DNAs match perfectly together; edgy, young, urban, different and bold! The travel guru's from Lonely Planet call Rotterdam "one of Europe's most exhilarating cities". Of course we agree. But why don't you check us out for yourself?