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-JAAR ÉÉN GROOT FIASCO

Rotterdam – Rotterdam viert 650 jaar stadsrechten… maar het feest wordt één grote mislukking. 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. Het popconcert gaat niet door en het pretpark trekt nauwelijks mensen. Op 04 augustus 1990 wordt bekend dat de belangrijkste attractie van Rivoli’90 eerder dichtgaat.

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