Notes from an author: Ben Coates on Rotterdam

It might not win any beauty contests, but the Dutch port is a slow burner of a city, where discovering its charms requires a little persistence.

Rotterdam: Are these the rooms of the future?

From cardboard houseboats to cool campsites, the Dutch city’s new accommodation is a glimpse into the future.

Rooms: Rotterdam

The watery lowlands around the Netherlands' port city offer unique places to sleep in style.

Like a local: Rotterdam

Charismatic Amsterdam may be the Netherlands’ darling, but its second city is where it’s at with a host of creative start-ups focusing on the affordable and the authentic. With booming food, arts and cultural scenes, edgy Rotterdam is on the up.

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