There's more to Rotterdam than just being one of the world's busiest ports. This photo was taken from the SS Rotterdam "The Grande Dame", a luxury cruise ship, now permanently docked in the harbour. The Euromast is the tower in the background - go up to its observation deck for excellent 360 degree views of the city. Open to the public, relax with a drink on the deck of the SS Rotterdam and watch sea vessels cruise the harbour. My Dutch friend, Mike jovially remarks (in response to the rainy weather during my stay in Amsterdam): "Rainy in Amsterdam, sunny in Rotterdam." The mutual rivalry between these 2 cities is alive and well.