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A local’s guide to Rotterdam: Secrets of the Netherlands’ second city

By Stephen Emms

12 Sep 2022 · 3 min read

Editor's Note

Looking for your next autumn city break? This article provides insights from a local into the up-and-coming city of Rotterdam.

Food

Dutch food was once all meat, veg and potatoes, but in the 1950s migrants from all over the world started arriving and created the food culture we now have. A popular tourist market is Markthal with about 100 vendors, including Natamania, which sells delicious Portuguese pastéis de nata.

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