Rotterdam

Rotterdam, the chief port and second city of Holland, situated at the junction of the Rotte with the Maas, 19 m. from the North Sea and 45 m. SW. of Amsterdam; the town is cut in many parts by handsome canals, which communicate with the river and serve to facilitate the enormous foreign commerce; the quaint old houses, the stately public buildings, broad tree-lined streets, canals alive with fleets of trim barges, combine to give the town a picturesque and animated appearance. Boymans' Museum has a fine collection of Dutch and modern paintings, and the Groote Kerk is a Gothic church of imposing appearance; there is also a large zoological garden; shipbuilding, distilling, sugar-refining, machine and tobacco factories are the chief industries.

Population (circa 1900) given as 223,000.

Definition taken from The Nuttall Encyclopædia, edited by the Reverend James Wood (1907)

Rotrou, Jean de * Rotti
Rossini, Gioacchino
Rostock
Rostoff
Rostopchine, Count
Rostrum
Rothe, Richard
Rotherham
Rothesay
Rothschild, Meyer Amschel
Rotrou, Jean de
Rotterdam
Rotti
Roubaix
Roubilliac, Louis François
Rouble
Rouen
Rouget de Lisle
Rouge-et-Noir
Rouher, Eugène
Roulers
Roulette

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