Gay Friendly, tolerance
Rotterdam, like other major cities in the Netherlands, is open to a diverse range of cultures and customers, also the LGBTQ community.
That said, Rotterdammers love to mix and mingle and the Dutch are welcoming and inclusive people, meaning every type of person is welcome to be part of the friend group.
Erasmus University has set up its own organization, Erasmus Pride, which is an initiative intended for LGBTQ staff and students of the institution. They focus on connecting, representing and strengthening the LGBTQ community working or studying at Erasmus University.
The Netherlands is among the safest countries in the world, according to the 2018 Global Peace Index, and Dutch companies are well-represented and industry group leaders in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. The Netherlands is also has a great standard of living.
In general, the Netherlands is considered to be a safe country, especially compared to its Southern European neighbours where crime rates are higher.