Dorothée Meddens



De Nieuw Amsterdam II

5 min DV
Dutch spoken

In 1939 Mr Willem Kamphuis leaves as a mechanical engineer for a trip on the Nieuw Amsterdam, the pride of the Holland America Line, to New York. He expects to be back within 18 days in order to marry his fiancee. Once arrived in New York though, Germany declares war on Europe.....

This film is part of the DVD, Rotterdam, hoe het kwam (Rotterdam, how it happened). This DVD contains 25 short films about Rotterdam's most important persons, buildings and events.

written, directed and edited by
Dorothée Meddens
Rafael Croonen
music and soundmix
Frank Weyzig
Emile Verhagen
Alexander Goncalves
This film has been made possible thanks to
Willem Kamphuis, Cees Huurman, Maritiem Museum Rotterdam, Chabot Museum, Vereniging de Lijn, Pieter Jan Klapwijk, Jisca Bijlsma, Martien Hoegen, Leon Smeets.