Santarém, Brazil.

Love Tour

Phae. Rotterdam, NL.

Ko Lanta, Thailand.

Chicago, U.S.

Hollands Hope

New York, USA.

Aart. Amsterdam, NL.

Bert Pot (Director of Photography) & Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Luxemburgo

Alfa

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Detroit, USA.

 

Peter van den Begin (Actor)

Jesse. Amsterdam, NL.

Soccer Pitch. Amazon, Brazil.

De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig. Paradiso, Amsterdam. NL.

Sweet Cherry

Tim. Amstelveen, NL.

Border England – Scotland, UK.

Peter van den Begin (Actor)

Raampoort bridge near Tweede Hugo de Grootstraat.
(meant as a thoroughfare between the redeveloped Jordaan neighbourhood and the inner city; has been put to use partially)

In the 1960s a bridge was renovated and widened to make the popular route between Rozengracht – Marnixstraat – Raampoort – Jan van Galenstraat – ring road A10 more accessible. When in use, it was realised that the corner cars had to turn between Raampoort and Rozengracht was itself too narrow to accommodate the increase in traffic. Cars were therefore directed in and out of the city via alternative routes.

Nowadays, the bridge is rarely used as a thoroughfare. Its original intention is still quite explicit through its extra lanes and unnecessarily broad sidewalks.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Casual

Alter do Chão, Brazil.

Alibi

Stop Time

Ian & Neeltje (Catering)

Belo Horizonte, Brazil.

Salvador, Brazil.

Butcher. Manaus, Brazil.

Lumini

One Way

IJmuiden, NL.

Berlin, Germany.

Justus Engelbracht (Clapper/Loader)

New York, USA.

Grand Prix

Yara. Amsterdam, NL.

Megan de Kruijf (Actress)

Grandpa Augestinus (Dummy)

Roland Schutte (3rd Assistant Director)

Endless Love

Entrada

Brasilia, Brazil.

Ida, Haarlem.

Free Way

Secrets

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer)

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Glasgow, Schotland.

Haarlem, NL.

Detroit, USA.

Salvador, Brazil.

Liverpool, U.K.

New York, USA.

Lizelotte. Amsterdam, NL.

Marquis Hawkes. Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Amsterdam, NL.

Uwe Kuipers (Gaffer) & Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Lençóis, Brazil.

Paraiso

Taco Regtien (Set Dresser / Weed Specialist)

Thailand.

Bert Pot (Director of Photography)

Richt Martens (2nd Assistant Director / Script Continuity)

New York, USA.

Rotterdam, NL.

Berlin, DE.

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor)

Frenky Ribbens (Writer) & Dana Nechushtan (Director)

New York, USA.

Peter Paul Muller (Actor)

Sweet Dreams

Conchita de Groot (Wardrobe)

Moments

Le Royale

Sabrina Carli (Lighting trainee)

Novo Plano

New York, USA.

Soccer pitch. Barreirinhas, Brazil.

New York, USA.

Rotterdam, NL.

Uwe Kuipers

New York, USA.

Diamantes

Marc. Amsterdam, NL.

Encontros

Christal Palace

Rotterdam, NL.

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Antoin Cox (Sound Mixer) Bert Pot (Director of Photography) Ari Hemelaar (1st AD)

Paraiso de Bebe

Manchester, U.K.

Sweet

Marzahn, Berlin. DE.

Cloverleaf interchange for A6-A9 junction near Amstelveen, including two sand embankments.
(traces of cloverleaf have been cleared, embankments have been redeveloped as residential areas)

A straight connection between Amsterdam and Rotterdam was envisioned in the 1932 National Motorway Plan for The Netherlands, which would cut right through the present day ‘Groene Hart’. The plan was to create the A3 motorway to connect to the A9, but protests from environmentalists and the coming-into-existence of alternative routes halted construction.

However, in Amstelveen preparations to accommodate the connection from A3 to A9 were already underway. Spacious overpasses, collector and distributor bends, ponds and other landscape elements were constructed and, until a few years ago, remained as signs of the initial plans.

Recently, the national planning department eradicated most of the infrastructure and sand embankments – leaving only the ponds as a silent reminder of the envisioned motorway junction ‘Amstelplein’. Streets in nearby neighbourhoods still show signs of this unrealised plan, with names such as ‘Rotterdamsepad’ and ‘Spangenhof’.

Stall keeper. Manaus, Brazil.

Rail line overpass near the Gein area, providing a direct link between the A6 and A9 motorways.
(nowadays a tunnel for cyclists and pedestrians)

In the 1960s it was proposed to expand Amsterdam’s motorway network by constructing a road which would provide a direct link between Flevoland, the A6 and A9 motorways. The road would pass through the green area to the Southeast of Amsterdam.

After a slow decision-making process and protests held by local residents and environmentalists, the national government devised an alternative plan to expand the existing road network. This solution did not require the use of the rail line overpass, which had already been constructed. Cyclists and pedestrians use it today, by which it exhibits a rare occurrence where space is overprovided for the users due to its initial purpose altering.

Miami, USA.

Scala

Jan Broekema (Set Production Assistant)

Aart, Amsterdam, NL.

Marcel Hensema (Actor)

Kings

Salim. Amsterdam, NL.

Carinhoso

Sabrina Carli (Lighting Trainee) & Giel Born (Best Boy)

Stairway to Heaven

Martijn Lakemeier (Actor) & Dana Nechushtan (Director)

Five Stars

Edinburgh, UK.

Manchester, U.K.

Capri

New York, USA.

Widening of the Haarlemmerhouttuinen
(only partially in use nowadays)

In the 1960s, the municipality planned to increase a two-lane motorway to four lanes, in the same direction as the railway tracks to the West of Central Station. For this addition, 640 houses, adjacent to the Haarlemmerhouttuinen and Haarlemmerplein, were torn down. A sum of almost 1500 residents were evicted from their homes as a result.

Opposing this move, residents criticised the redevelopment of the area, stating that ‘the wounds should be healed, the demolition works must be stopped’. In 1973, the municipality decided to reduce the number of lanes from four to two again and proposed that the vacant space be allocated to the use of social housing.

Sterre. Nijkerk, NL.

Liselotte Bredero (Hair & Make Up), Sjors op den Kelder (Line Producer) & Kim Oomen (Executive Producer)