Rotterdam’s World Port Days

Rotterdam’s World Port Days

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Used to be the world’s busiest port (1962 to 2002), Port of Rotterdam is still considered as the largest port in Europe.  Every year, the Port organizes the World Port Days (De Wereldhavendagen) event that allow public to see “behind the scenes” of the port activities. This annual event started in 1977 and still continued until this year. The event is now growing into maritime festive and participated by the Dutch Marine corps and international companies.

As usual, the festive is celebrated for three days on the first weekend of September. This year it starts on Friday 5th September until Sunday 7th September. The activities includes the excursions to the port, container terminals, manufacturers, and boat trips. Also there are some maritime shows on the Maas River by the Dutch Marine corps. The location of the event is mainly on Wilhelminapier where the icon of Rotterdam, Erasmus bridge…

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