Rotterdam is the largest city (in size) of the Netherlands. The total size of Rotterdam is 319 km2, of which about 1/3 is water. The Port of Rotterdam is the largest in Europe with respect to size and tonnage. It is also one of the busiest ports in the world.
As a result of heavy bombing during the Second World War, Rotterdam looks quite different from the typical Dutch town. In the 1940s the city was completely rebuilt giving it a modern, young and a trendy look. In fact, its skyline is dominated by a number of skyscrapers. And with a large number of public parks and gardens, Rotterdam is also the greenest city in the Netherlands.
Rotterdam is easy to reach and get around in by car and public transport. From the local airport, Rotterdam-The Haque Airport, it only takes 15 minutes to get to the city centre. Amsterdam is only a thirty-minute train ride away and Rotterdam has good connections with the other European cities by plane and train.
Rotterdam encourages media producers to realize productions in the city. We like to provide assistance to media productions. Therefore, the city appointed its own Film Commissioner. The Film Commissioner acts as an intermediary between producers and municipal services, including in the field of licenses. Free of charge and without undue bureaucracy the Film Commissioner offers various services to the growing number of domestic and foreign producers who want to film and work in Rotterdam.