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A city of southwest Netherlands on the Rhine-Meuse delta southeast of The Hague. Chartered in 1328, it was a major commercial power during the 1500s and 1600s and is today a thriving port accessible via canal to oceangoing vessels.


(Placename) a port in the SW Netherlands, in South Holland province: the second largest city of the Netherlands and one of the world's largest ports; oil refineries, shipbuilding yards, etc. Pop: 600 000 (2003 est)


(ˈrɒt ərˌdæm)

a seaport in SW Netherlands. 574,299.
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Noun1.Rotterdam - the 2nd largest city in the NetherlandsRotterdam - the 2nd largest city in the Netherlands; located in the western Netherlands near the North Sea
Holland, Kingdom of The Netherlands, Nederland, Netherlands, The Netherlands - a constitutional monarchy in western Europe on the North Sea; half the country lies below sea level
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Sasha Adwani, Emily Ford, James Rudkin and Oliver Varley have been chosen to represent Great Britain at the World Under-23 Championships in Rotterdam, Holland, from August 21-28.
The cigarettes had been shipped to the UK inside an unaccompanied trailer which arrived at the port from Rotterdam, Holland.
ANDY MURRAY has accepted a late wildcard to play the ABN Amro World Tennis event in Rotterdam, Holland, next week.
This big jump in its share price comes on the back of the company's managing director announcing on Monday that it planned to sell both its very large crude vessels after one was seized in Rotterdam, Holland.
The latest trick shows the group settling for hallway up the 607 ft Euromast Tower in Rotterdam, Holland, with a 321ft shot that took the main shooter Kyle Nebel 62 attempts to finally get the ball in the hoop, Mirror reports.
The portfolio, introduced at the TOC Europe Exhibition 2013 in Rotterdam, Holland, includes customised tyres for all vehicle types operating in port logistics.
The event will run next week in Rotterdam, Holland.
Rene de Koster, professor of logistics and operations management at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Holland, on the role of operations managers.
A: Professor Alex Burdorf, pictured, of the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam, Holland, has just led a study into whether a pregnant woman's working conditions affect her baby's size.
Soul Boy' has won many awards, including the Best Feature Film at the first Luxor African Film Festival in Egypt this year, and the Dioraphte Audience Award at the International Film Festival in Rotterdam, Holland.
Tonight's Ladies Night will be hosted by resident DJ Derek John, while tomorrow night is the Fabulous R&B Night with renowned hip-hop and R&B DJ Mr Tee from Rotterdam, Holland.
Rabbi Davids served as chief Rabbi in Rotterdam, Holland during World War II.

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