You ask strangers to help you with a major life decision without providing any information about yourself. Where are you from? I would suspect you are a native speaker, to judge by your command of English. Have you visited the Amsterdam or Rotterdam campuses? If so, you should be able to discern why the city of Rotterdam is less "touristy." I also would question how much more "prestige" goes with PPLE. Yes, it is Numerus Fixus...but it is quite new, so let's wait 20 years or thereabouts, and see what the respective graduates are up to before making sweeping judgements about one program relative to the other. I have visited PPLE and taken the group day tour. Ironically, I ran into our student tour guide three days later in Maastricht. He was doing the open day at that university's liberal arts college. (It seems that not every PPLEer is a happy camper, lol.) PPLE is essentially a liberal arts college for the social sciences. That is fine if you want to spend your first year taking trendy multi-disciplinary courses. If you know which direction you want to go in, however, you might be better off to major in Poly Sci, Pysch, Economics, or Law (Groningen has an LLB program taught in English)...EUC probably gets the nod if natural sciences or humanities are still an option for you. Good luck. Both universities are first-rate, so it's no Hobson's choice.