Life in the City

Life in the City

Choosing to study a master at RSM means immersing yourself in the Erasmus University student life, and the mercantile and cosmopolitan culture of the Netherlands.

An outdoor, sporting city

RSM offers many options for physical exercise and sports both on and off campus. The city of Rotterdam has great sports facilities for everyone at every level; for those who want to take part and for those preferring to remain a spectator. The city’s sporting credentials include national and international events all year round – a marathon, tennis, hockey, water sports and speed skating championships. It also boasts several world-class stadia dedicated to the most popular sport in the Netherlands; football. You can also take part in less typically Dutch sports and activities; cricket, baseball, yoga and golf among others.

Rotterdam can claim to be a great outdoor city too, with abundant parks, green spaces and a superb network of cycle routes linking it to open countryside. The emphasis on enabling everyone to getting around by bike has helped it to win the honour of hosting the ‘Grand Depart’ of the 2010 Tour De France cycle race. 

Choosing to study a master at RSM means immersing yourself in the Erasmus University student life, and the mercantile and cosmopolitan culture of the Netherlands.

A gateway to Europe

Located within easy reach of Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Paris and Berlin, the Netherlands’ strategic position in Western Europe makes it a highly popular destination for multinational companies. As a student of the master programmes, you will learn about international business in the commercial heart of Europe – the largest economic zone in the world.

In a bustling city

A former Cultural Capital of Europe, Rotterdam is a lively and cosmopolitan university town and renowned as a festival city. The international Film Festival, the Fast Forward Dance Parade, North Sea Jazz festival, and the Caribbean Summer Carnival take place each year, and its nightlife rivals that of Amsterdam – with a hip and creative young scene filling restaurants, bars, cafes and nightclubs.

Urban life thrives as upmarket shops sit side-by-side with ethnic restaurants. Rotterdam is also world-famous for its daring architecture and experimental, influential contemporary art. www.gorotterdam.nl or www.rotterdam.nl.

Feeling at Home

People from all corners of the world feel at home in Rotterdam. You will find there are no language barriers as English is widely spoken. With more than 160 nationalities living in the same area, it is easy to find a shop or restaurant selling the things you use at home. And with European gems like Amsterdam, Brussels, London, Paris and Berlin right on your doorstep, you will find there is plenty to explore.

An outdoor, sporting city

RSM offers many options for physical exercise and sports both on and off campus. The city of Rotterdam has great sports facilities for everyone at every level; for those who want to take part and for those preferring to remain a spectator. The city’s sporting credentials include national and international events all year round – a marathon, tennis, hockey, water sports and speed skating championships. It also boasts several world-class stadia dedicated to the most popular sport in the Netherlands, football. You can also take part in less typically Dutch sports and activities; cricket, baseball, yoga and golf among others.

Rotterdam can claim to be a great outdoor city too, with abundant parks, green spaces and a superb network of cycle routes linking it to open countryside. The emphasis on enabling everyone to getting around by bike has helped it to win the honour of hosting the ‘Grand Depart’ of the 2010 Tour De France cycle race. Looking ahead, Rotterdam aims to offer its world-class sporting facilities as a base for Olympians during their final preparations for the 2012 London Olympics – as the ‘Gateway to the Games’.