Local services in Rotterdam
Rotterdam is well connected by international, national, regional and local public transport systems, as well as by the Dutch motorway network. The metro system in Rotterdam consists of three main lines, each of which has its own variants. The metro network has 78.3 km (48.7 mi) of rail tracks and there are 62 stations. Rotterdam offers 55 city bus lines with a total length of 432.7 km. The city also offers a waterbus network consisting of seven lines. Rotterdam has one major university, the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), named after one of the city's famous former inhabitants, Desiderius Erasmus. The Willem de Kooning Academy Rotterdam's main art school, which is part of the Hogeschool Rotterdam. It is regarded as one of the most prestigious art schools in the Netherlands. The life expectancy of the average Dutch citizen is among the highest in the world. One of the main reasons is the well-organized healthcare in this country. This is also the case for Rotterdam. Medical and dental practices use the latest in technological advancements and their personnel are highly experienced and competent.