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All the flags of the United Nations flutter daily on the Boompjes in Rotterdam. With more than 174 nationalities in Rotterdam, this is only logical. In addition, with a block of 35 masts, we pay attention to changing social, cultural and sporting events in the city.

Photo credits : Rick Keus

Nobel Prize laureate Guido Imbens at Flag Parade

On Monday, 6 November 2023, Nobel Prize laureate Guido Imbens was welcomed to Rotterdam with a symbolic flag-raising moment at the Flag Parade. This week, Guido Imbens is guest of honour during the 110th birthday celebration of Erasmus University Rotterdam. Imbens who studied Econometrics at Erasmus School of Economics, is a professor at the prestigious… Read more

Photo credits : Paul Nijgh-penning

Paul Nijgh-award

During a ceremony at the Flag Parade on Boompjes, alderman Faouzi Achbar announced the laureates of the Paul Nijgh Award 2023 on Tuesday afternoon, 10 October. This year, three awards will be awarded to ‘Bridge Builders’ in Rotterdam The Paul Nijgh award is awarded every two years to Rotterdammers who have made a special achievement,… Read more

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World Harbour Days 2023

On Friday 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 September 2023, hundreds of thousands of visitors will discover the port of Rotterdam during the 46th edition of the World Port Days. With special ships, exciting excursions and spectacle on the water. The Flag Parade participates from the quay and makes its banner masts available to the… Read more