Rotterdam, the second largest city of the Netherlands has a very different feel than other Dutch Cities. Most of the City was destroyed in WW2 and then rebuilt, resulting in some impressive modern architecture.  This has helped to create a lively and urban atmosphere.  It’s located south west of Amsterdam and is reachable in 1 hour by car and 40 minutes by high speed train, making it highly accessible to the capital and Schipol airport.

Expats moving to Rotterdam city centre will find accommodation ranging from early 1900 traditional buildings, modern apartment blocks to spacious riverside homes.  Kralingen offers a mix of affordable and upmarket housing, while the Nieuwewerk/Kop Van Zuid area is popular amongst the young expats for its warehouse and newer housing styles. Hillegersberg, set around 2 lakes and home to some of the International schools, is a popular village-like area and still only 10 minutes to the city centre by tram or bus.

Rotterdam offers 4 International schools: Nord Anglia (ages 3-18) offers the IB curriculum and the Harbour International School, a Dutch state funded International school (ages 4-11) teaches the International Primary Curriculum.  The Rotterdam International School offers a GCSE and IB based curriculum to Senior School pupils to age 18 and there  is also The Japanese School of Rotterdam.

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