As one of the biggest ports in the world, Rotterdam has a strong international flavour, counting nearly 175 different nationalities. This makes it a true cultural melting pot and an interesting city to live in. In Rotterdam you will never get bored. Rotterdam is the second largest city of the Netherlands but due to its many different suburbs, all with their own character, the city feels very personal. Rotterdam is also host to many famous events like the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR), the Rotterdam Marathon and the North Sea Jazz Festival. Rotterdam is the third student town of the Netherlands with approximately 80,000 students (Erasmus University, Hogeschool Rotterdam, INHolland, University College amongst various others).
In Rotterdam most Dutch education institutes only started introducing curriculums in English in the past decade hence finding a good room can be challenging for international students since the supply hasn’t adjusted to full-concept requirements from non-Dutch students