The metropolitan region of Rotterdam The Hague: young, urban and innovative
With more than 617,000 inhabitants, Rotterdam is the second largest city in the Netherlands. Rotterdam is young, dynamic, and constantly developing. The public transport system provided by RET carries 176 million passengers per year. Airport Rotterdam The Hague connects the region to the world and is set to become the best regional airport in Europe. In 2019, the airport carried around 2.1 million passengers and operated 52,000 flights. Rotterdam is well connected to the surrounding cities of The Hague, Delft, Schiedam, Gouda and Dordrecht, which all can be reached within half an hour by train.