Kathy and Evan have left Amsterdam for a four-day tour of other attractions in the Netherlands.
E:Here we are! The second largest city in the Netherlands, Rotterdam.
K:It's not what I expected. Where are all the old, quaint houses like in Amsterdam?
E:Rotterdam was almost completely bombed out during World War II. It was built back up from scratch after the war.
K:It does seem new and modern.
E:It is, but its history, like Amsterdam's, goes back many centuries. After the war, the city planners decided to give it a modern look with shopping districts and broad avenues. Rotterdam is the world's largest seaport, you know.