The Netherlands’ second biggest city is one of the most happening places in Europe right now. A bustling industrial and commercial port, divided by the Nieuwe Maas shipping waterway, Rotterdam is excitingly modern, diverse, cosmopolitan and most of all extremely trendy. Almost entirely rebuilt after the destructions of WWII, the city has reinvented itself and a beacon for futuristic architectures, such as the famous Erasmusbrug, a dramatic bridge that has been dubbed ‘the Swan’. The city also offers innumerable bars and restaurants and a pretty hectic nightlife. As for the rest of The Netherlands, Rotterdam is a very open and liberal city and LGBT people are very welcome everywhere. Most of the gay bars and venues are located in the centre of the city.