Frederiksoord is the location which formed the basis of today’s Dutch beneficent or benevolent society. A large-scale social experiment took place at the beginning of the nineteenth century. From 1818 onwards, the ‘Colonies of Benevolence’ purchased large, unused plots of land. Large numbers of poverty-stricken families and individuals were sent there from all over the country: to work in agriculture, to go to school and to learn discipline.
According to Lonely Planet ‘Innovation is the mantra in the Netherlands’ second city, and the locals embrace it with an enthusiasm that makes a visit here an exciting proposition.
This tour will bring you through the city’s cultural and culinary highlights. Rotterdam is the center of multicultural diversity and ethnic communities.