Another award! Rotterdam, best city to live in!

Another award! Rotterdam, best city to live in!

Rotterdam is the best city in Europe to live in, according to The British think tank Academy of Urbanism, which therefore gave the city of Rotterdam the Urbanism Award. Rotterdam left the Danish city Aarhus and the Italian Turin behind.

“The city has a young, open, tolerant community,innovative architecture and urban design and embraces new business models.
The strategy is to attract families and businesses to the city center with houses, excellent public transport links and a lively public space “, explains Steven Bee of the Academy the charm of Rotterdam. He praises the ‘ strong leadership ‘ of Mayor Ahmed Aboutaleb.

Credits: Rotterdam Festivals

Images: Meanwhile in Rotterdam

 

 

 

Another award! Rotterdam, best city to live in!

 

Another award! Rotterdam, best city to live in!

Another award! Rotterdam, best city to live in!

Another award! Rotterdam, best city to live in!Another award! Rotterdam, best city to live in!

Another award! Rotterdam, best city to live in!

Rotterdam; city of rolled sleeves

Rotterdam; city of rolled sleeves

 

Rotterdam; city of rolled sleeves. I am a big fan of  bright white (perfectly ironed?) button-down shirts with double cuffs and cufflinks – preferably combined with a pair of well-worn jeans.

However ….

These shirts can be inconvenient ,  in my case the shirt sleeves will be less then perfectly white within the hour.

But wait…

In Rotterdam one has his or her shirt sleeves rolled up, right?

Action speak louder than words – it is the old Rotterdam viewpoint that work pays more than meetings. (of ‘talk’).  In typical Rotterdam jargon the saying warped into ‘Niet lullen maar poetsen (‘don’t dick around, just get on with it’)

In Rotterdam they gratefully cherish the motto which has become synonymous with an appetite for hard work.

 

 

 

Rotterdam; city of rolled sleeves