Distinct, cool, unconventional
Rotterdam isn’t like any other city in the Netherlands. Architecturally, it stands on its own. You can find the canals, bridges, and old houses with beautiful facades like you might expect in our cities - but Rotterdam is way more than that. It has its unique charm. The city is light, stylish, and spacious, with modern architecture and skyscrapers instead of narrow streets and old cobblestones. Some visit-worthy architectural landmarks are the Central Station, the Erasmus Bridge, the Markthal, and the Cube houses. The skyline of Rotterdam is quite the sight, so make sure to climb the Euromast, a tower over 185 meters high, that will give you an excellent overview of the city.
It’s not just the impressive skyline that gives Rotterdam such a modern and urban vibe. The city is full of cool restaurants, bars, nightclubs, museums, and great art and food markets. Its cultural life is so rich thanks to the diversity of the city. Housing over 170 nationalities, this is truly a multicultural and cosmopolitan city.
A base for talent and innovators
The international nature of Rotterdam is visible in all aspects of life. Economically, it has been a central international hub for decades. The Port of Rotterdam is the biggest port in Europe and one of the biggest in the world at that! As Rotterdam never stands still, it’s also the world’s most technologically advanced port. It’s no surprise that many renowned international companies have settled in the biggest and smartest maritime cluster of Europe. Rotterdam is a solid global player and a hotbed for innovation in many strong economic sectors such as life sciences and health, energy and cleantech, logistics, and agrifood.
There are opportunities everywhere for you within the innovative international ecosystem of Rotterdam. The city is always on the move, so creative spirits that want to apply themselves to a better future are always welcome. To start, pay a visit to the Hack your Career website to find out what job opportunities there are in one of the many fast-growing scale-ups in the Rotterdam region.
Research Institutions and Universities
The Greater Rotterdam Area is also known for its world-class research institutions and universities. The Erasmus University, the Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences, Erasmus Medical Centre, and the close-by Delft University are a base for international talent in any STEM fields. Innovation hubs such as RoboValley, IT campus, and RDM Campus ensure that the cities’ knowledge and industry are brought together in one interactive space. It brings organisations and talented individuals together and propels the ecosystem forward. All in all, Rotterdam is a city that always wants to grow, and it’s looking for the right people to do so. Are you up for it?