Rotterdam is a young, dynamic and international city with a beating heart. The city on the Maas, is considered atypical in its own country and internationally renowned for its smart port, innovative manufacturing and its unpolished charms. Whether it is its ever-changing skyline full of audacious architecture, its port that is regarded as the smartest in the world, or the “can do” mentality of its residents, Rotterdam is a town with a pronounced character, energetic and always dynamic. The city authorities are transforming the city centre and port areas into high-quality, modern, sustainable living and working environments. Growing international attention and investments have resulted in a lively and vibrant city.