04 augustus 1984 - FIRST SUMMER CARNIVAL IN ROTTERDAM

Rotterdam – After two editions in Utrecht find the Antillean summer carnival this time held in Rotterdam. Due to lack of funds it was moved to the port city. The audience was so enthusiastic, in that the connecting mass, whereby the procession and a half hours is delayed. The organization then decided to shorten the route. The closing party in a tent for Rotterdam Centraal.

04 augustus 2008 - SS Rotterdam Weather HOME

Rotterdam – After a renovation that lasted years longer (and was much more expensive) than planned, SS Rotterdam returns to the city where it is named. From Hoek van Holland to Katendrecht are people rijendik along side to welcome the ship. Still, it will take one and a half years before the ship is open to the public.

04 augustus 1990 – ROTTERDAM 650 YEARS ONE BIG FIASCO

Rotterdam – Rotterdam celebrates 650 jaar stadsrechten… but the party is going to be one big failure. The City of Rotterdam had for years 1990 a complete program of events put on legs; with, inter alia, a large amusement park / circus on the Müllerpier and a rock concert (Carthago) on the Maasvlakte. The pop concert is canceled and the amusement park hardly attracts people. Op 04 augustus 1990 it is announced that the main attraction of Rivoli'90 is closing sooner.

You can find an extensive retrospective here:

read more: The malaise of Rotterdam 650 jaar: a large accumulation of failures

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