Rotterdam is often called the “center of world distribution” because of its huge port, where cargo tankers with a variety of goods from around the world are moored. The city began to perform this function already by the XVII century. Despite its rather advanced age, Rotterdam is a progressive city where unusual architectural projects are welcomed and new technologies rule the ball.
Some tourists believe that Rotterdam is an example of the urban architecture of the future. The rest of Europe will reach this level in fifty years. Indeed, unusual cubic houses or a bizarre combination of traditional urban planning with unusual solutions in the interior of the Church of St. Lawrence can both delight and puzzle.