So you think of Europe and cool cities does Rotterdam come to mind?
Rotterdam — the Netherlands’ second largest city and Europe’s biggest port — is currently enjoying its transformation from a city plagued with urban problems to a hip place to visit or live.
The Netherland’s second largest city Rotterdam is experiencing a facelift with innovative crowd funding initiatives and striking new architecture — including this three-year-old market hall shown in the picture at the top. The covered market was designed by architects MVRDV. It was officially opened by Queen Maxima on 1 October 2014.
To learn more about why you should visit Rotterdam, click here for a story from CNN Travel.