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Europe’s Modern Metropolis: Rotterdam, Netherlands, was almost completely leveled in World War II. From the rebuilding effort came a city unlike London or its sibling Amsterdam. Full of concrete, steel, and glass, it emerged as its own quirky modern city. Beyond its unique architecture, you can expect barley ice cream, cube homes, or the Natural History Museum’s odd exhibit on “freakish” animal deaths. After all, the postwar effort intended to not simply rebuild Rotterdam as it was, but to create a new modern metropolis from scratch. (William O’Connor | Daily Beast)