city of lights

Flames, stars, smoke and a bright, orange-yellow glow colour the surroundings of the small Rotterdam district of Pernis by night (surface area 1.6 km², inhabitants in 2011: 4789). The oil refineries here by Eemhaven run 24/7 e.g. for multinational Shell. They are among the largest oil refineries and chemical factories in the world. Every day they process 416,000 barrels of crude oil. The 800 storage tanks can hold five billion litres of fuel.

Pernis – Province of South-Holland

local contact
Rotterdam Film Commission
Stationsplein 45, unit BE.041, 3013 AK Rotterdam
Saskia Kagchèl 
+3110 433 2511
website Rotterdam Film Commission

[from Amsterdam Airport/Schiphol]
84,7 km, fastest travel time by car 1h00


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