Rotterdam is located in the South of the Netherlands. More than 2.1 million people live in the Rotterdam urban area and more than 6.6 million people live in the Rotterdam metropolitan area today. Settlement of the area dates back to 900 AD. Rotterdam was granted city rights in 1340 AD. Rotterdam has the largest port in Europe, with the rivers Meuse and Rhine providing excellent access to the hinterland upstream reaching to Basel, Switzerland and into France. This photo of the Rotterdam skyline has been selected as the Daily Cool Photo on Running Wolf’s Rant for the 28th of September 2010.
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