Manhattan on the Maas, it alliterates well, but that’s about it. Real Rotterdammers hate that slogan. Rotterdam is Rotterdam and yes, Rotterdam does have a real skyline with international appeal with the prize-winning Erasmus Bridge (139 metres high, 802 metres long) that links the centre with the ambitious Kop van Zuid district. But it remains Rotterdam... a rough and ready working city. Checked fact 1: in late 2013, Rotterdam was dubbed an absolute “must visit” by The New York Times and the Rough Guide. The skyline, De Rotterdam and the Markthal. “The combination of those three is the story of Rotterdam’s success”. Rotterdam has become a real metropolis and that is dawning internationally”, according to Gert-Jan Hospers, the only professor of city marketing in Europe. Checked fact 2: The Erasmus Bridge was, in 1997, for two days a complete film set for Jackie Chan’s Who Am I ?. The cast and crew on the spot comprised 728 people.
Rotterdam – Province of South-Holland
Rotterdam Film Commission
Stationsplein 45, unit BE.041, 3013 AK Rotterdam
+3110 433 2511
website Rotterdam Film Commission
[from Amsterdam Airport/Schiphol]
63,1 km, fastest travel time by car 51 minutes