The Pipe Line
Until the middle of the 19th century, Rotterdam was a modest town in the shadow of Dordrecht, Delft and Schiedam – the dam in the Rotte river, from which the settlement took its name, was built around 1270. Railway links with Amsterdam, Utrecht and Antwerp, and the opening of Nieuwe Waterweg shipping canal in 1872, were crucial factors in Rotterdam’s development as a major port city. Thousands of immigrants from the rural hinterland were drawn to the city by the prospect of work.
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